+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Software Deployment in Technical; Hi all, I am trying to deploy some msi's that I have created using wininstallLE. Now these deploy perfectly fine ...
  1. #1
    storkyIV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    41
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Software Deployment

    Hi all,

    I am trying to deploy some msi's that I have created using wininstallLE.
    Now these deploy perfectly fine when I deploy them using my administrator account, but when they are deployed to student machines / logon, windows will come up saying that it is deploying managed software, but once the student logs in, and windows starts to configure the software, I get an error saying that the file extension is invalid. It states the username eg simontest) is not a valid file extension.

    Students don't have the rights to install software, but this is deployed without this in mind.
    Could this be a fault with the way that the msi is built or is there another setting in GPO that needs to be changed?

    I have made amendments to only allow aproved installs, but doesn't seem to have made any difference!

  2. #2
    randle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Chelmsford, Essex
    Posts
    603
    Thank Post
    67
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Surely you shouldn't have any HKCU entries in your msi which would stop this configuration from happening when logging on!!?

  3. #3
    storkyIV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    41
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by randle View Post
    Surely you shouldn't have any HKCU entries in your msi which would stop this configuration from happening when logging on!!?
    Would there not be a policy change in group policy that would override this?

  4. #4
    randle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Chelmsford, Essex
    Posts
    603
    Thank Post
    67
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Not sure tbh but msi's for deployment are best configured per machine rather than per user making HKCU entries redundant. Entries in this hive will cause the msi to re-configure/repair itself when a user logs on. Try removing these from the msi and see whether you still get this problem

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Third Party Software Deployment
    By sqdge in forum Windows
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 14th January 2011, 08:29 PM
  2. Software Deployment
    By SimAda00 in forum Windows
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 15th October 2010, 03:32 PM
  3. Software deployment via GPO
    By leco in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 8th August 2008, 12:04 PM
  4. AD GPO Software Deployment..
    By Grommit in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 21st August 2007, 10:27 AM
  5. software deployment
    By alonebfg in forum Windows
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29th May 2007, 03:48 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •