I'm building an AIR application that runs a "net use" command in windows 7.
Strangely, the installer type appears to impact run permissions:
+ Export release build to "Native Installer" -> "Net Use" works and I see all my test alert boxes.
+ Export release build to "AIR File" --> animations run and the app is responsive, but I don't see any of my alert boxes and the "Net Use" command shows no sign of running.
Update - partial resolution:
Apparently you have to use a Native Install to use native functionality (don't know why this includes Alert Boxes).
I just found this bit on Adobe's web site:
Adobe, please work to address this. I'd like to release cross-compatible code and this creates a situation where the user has to choose a different installer based on their platform. Minor, but annoying when an AIR file works for both in other instances.
It would also be nice to get some sort of error message. I had no idea why things weren't working (even my Alert boxes were being swallowed).