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Can someone please advise how to disable start tips for GoogleEarth Pro 7.3.1.4505 via a registry hack.

I have already tried following however it has not been successful;

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Google Earth Pro]
"enableTips"="false"

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Earth Pro]

enableTips="false"


Answered 01/30/2018 by: Maidens
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  • Thanks but I need this done for all the users , not just the current user.
    • So target the 32-bit part of the registry, not the 64-bit part.
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Either by

- Using Packaging techniques and creating an MST file. MST contains the CU registry settings and any additional changes. If the base MSI  has  an  advertised shortcut, then set entry as keypath to trigger self heal. Otherwise Active Setup might be required.

- Using Active Directory Group Policy.

- Script deployment

You don't indicate what deployment tool your organisation uses. Some deployment tools have the ability to create deployments/scripts and run as the "logged on user" or "current user" as opposed to system account. Obviously in order for this to work the users need to have permissons to the registry.


Answered 01/30/2018 by: Maidens
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  • Hi There Thanks a lot. My organisation uses SCCM for deployment.

    I opened up the msi file using Orca however could not find any table/entry related to "Start Tips".

    Can you please provide further advise?

    Thanks
  • Hi There Thanks a lot. My organisation uses SCCM for deployment.

    I opened up the msi file using Orca however could not find any table/entry related to "Start Tips".

    Can you please provide further advise?

    Thanks
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Yeah the “enable Tips”entry doesn’t exist within the MSI, thus why you need to create a new transform (MST) which contains the entry. (Never directly change the vendor MSI, always create a transform file)

Unless your familiar with Orca and know your way around the tables it can be a bit daunting. However adding HKCU entries has been covered here before –

http://www.itninja.com/question/how-do-i-add-hkcu-values-in-msi-file-using-orca

Alternatively, your organisation uses SCCM. As previously indicated, if the users have permissions to the registry. Why not create a package, which runs a script to apply the CU registry settings, Run mode set to“Run with user’s rights”

Good Luck!

Answered 01/31/2018 by: Maidens
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