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    Software deployment via GPO

    I've only recently started to deploy software via GPOs, so forgive me if these are silly questions.

    Do I remove the package from the GPO once all of the machines have received and installed the software?

    If I leave it in the GPO will it repeat the install each time the machine is switched on?

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    No and no.

    Take a look at this document it's really good, it includes a trouble shooting section as well as deployment instructions.

    http://home.fnal.gov/~jklemenc/dl/AD...or-Dummies.doc
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    No and no.

    Take a look at this document it's really good, it includes a trouble shooting section as well as deployment instructions.

    http://home.fnal.gov/~jklemenc/dl/AD...or-Dummies.doc
    Thanks cookie_monster, I have been looking for something like this. I remember doing .msi files on my Win2K Administrator course many moons ago, but haven't done them since.

    Just one more question, how does the GPO know that it doesn't have to install again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    how does the GPO know that it doesn't have to install again?
    Each GPO has a revision number which is incremented on the server each time you make a change. The computer keeps a copy of the last revision number that it has applied to the computer. If it has successfully installed the software and applied the preferences then the computer will update its revision number to the current one otherwise it will stay the same as it was and continue to try and apply the policy until it is successful.

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    The application had an ID it checks the registry to see if it is already installed, if it is installed it doesn't try again.

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    If the install runs every time you start the computer there is a problem somewhere

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    Yeh it's a great guide even better than ones i've found on microsofts site.

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    Thanks guys, I think there may be a problem with one or two of my machines. Now checking the event logs this morning. I hadn't realised there was so much to it

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    Try installing the software manually to see if that fixes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Try installing the software manually to see if that fixes it.
    Did that and got an error:

    Module C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9d.ocx failed to register HRESULT -2147220473

    I've now checked all of the suite computers where this was supposed to be installed and I have four machines with the same error message. Er what do I do now?

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    Try uninstalling all old versions of flash then isntall this one.

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    I hate that error, usually it turns out to be older macromedia software installing and requireing conflicting versions of the various ocx libraries. You could try registering the file manually by typing
    Code:
    regsrv32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9d.ocx
    Also try running a repair install on older macromedia products as this can help also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    I hate that error, usually it turns out to be older macromedia software installing and requireing conflicting versions of the various ocx libraries. You could try registering the file manually by typing
    Code:
    regsrv32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9d.ocx
    Also try running a repair install on older macromedia products as this can help also.
    regsrv32 is not recognised as an internal or external command

    Probably me doing it in the wrong place

    Will try repair then uninstalling. Thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    regsrv32 is not recognised as an internal or external command

    Probably me doing it in the wrong place

    Will try repair then uninstalling. Thanks anyway.
    Whoops, sorry not your fault it was my abysmal typing. It is supposed to be:
    Code:
    regsvr32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9d.ocx
    just in a command window

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    Ah that could make a difference, thanks. Will try that in the morning, given up now and am at home.

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