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Derek Read

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Registration at the command line (via xmetal55.exe /regserver) is something that will currently need to be handled separately from our installation process for people that need this feature.

For people not familiar with this feature, it means controlling XMetaL Author via some other process where a script that is external to an XMetaL macro (MCR) file needs to communicate with XMetaL Author. JScript provides “ActiveXObject()” and VBScript provides “CreateObject()” for this and you might also do something similar from a VB, C# or other type of compiled application.

We are looking into how to best resolve this issue in the future with regards to Vista security (UAC) and limited users. However, I have yet to find any information on this specific subject (including Windows 7 which we will likely support at some point after the official release).