RE: Create Marketing CD to Autostart or Autorun

Subject: RE: Create Marketing CD to Autostart or Autorun
From: "Spreadbury, David" <david -dot- spreadbury -at- tellabs -dot- com>
To: "Rick Stone" <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>, "Nelson, Julie " <JOHNST -at- acehardware -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 12:51:30 -0500

Additionally there are some freeware packages that, coupled with another
small executable (also freeware), allow you to launch just about any
file from an autorun. One such package that I use can be found at

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] On Behalf Of Rick Stone
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:31 PM
To: Nelson, Julie ; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Create Marketing CD to Autostart or Autorun

Hi Julie

The trick to autorun is simply including a small ASCII text file named
autorun.inf. Basically you place some commands inside the file that tell

Windows what to do with it.

Keep in mind that this is a Windows only feature (to the best of my
knowledge). Also, starting HTML files is problematic. autorun.inf can
only start executable files. So you may need a solution in conjunction
your Dreamweaver pages. For this, you may want to visit fellow Microsoft

Help MVP David Liske's site:

Additionally, note that many IT departments now routinely disable the
autorun feature because they deem it to be a security risk.

Hopefully this helps... Rick :)

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From: "Nelson, Julie " <JOHNST -at- acehardware -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:24 PM
Subject: Create Marketing CD to Autostart or Autorun

My team is developing a marketing CD promoting our retail computer
system. We're going to develop the content in Dreamweaver. We're in
the process of purchasing Dreamweaver, and I haven't had the opportunity
to use it yet (I plan on downloading the trial version).

Is it possible in Dreamweaver to move the files to CD & have the CD
autostart/autorun as soon as it's detected by the PC. Is this something
Dreamweaver can do, or do I need another type of utility.

Thanks for your help.
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