Clarify for me MSI install using GPO and slient installs...
To reduce our base ghost image I am seriously looking at what software can be repackaged to msi's.
As an example I am looking at Google Earth.
I can install it using this line of code:
MSIEXEC.EXE /i "V:\GoogleEarth5\Google Earth.msi" /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress OMAHA=1 TRANSFORMS="1033.MST" SETUPEXEDIR="V:\GoogleEarth5"
Also I can install it by creating a software policy which seems to do the same thing.
Creation of MST files is a bit out of my knowledge at the moment but I have been browsing the MSI files using ORCA to try and work out what is going on...
So, what is the main benefit of using MSI to roll out software over just sticking the silent install code in the login scipts?