Windows Server 2008 Thread, GPO Upgrade Install Ignored in Technical; Hi, I hope this is the most appropriate forum to post this, apologies if not
We have deployed V184.108.40.206 of ...
15th October 2013, 01:21 PM #1
GPO Upgrade Install Ignored
Hi, I hope this is the most appropriate forum to post this, apologies if not
We have deployed V220.127.116.11 of GMetrix via Group Policy
I am trying to set up an upgrade install to remove V18.104.22.168 and then install V22.214.171.124 However, the upgrade GPO I have created is being ignored on my test computer, I have ensured the policy has replicated across all of our DCs but when I type GP Update /Force it tells me that both user and computer policy have been updated OK as if no MSI operation at start up need to be applied and restarting changes nothing
I'm thinking that it's most likely because, in the 'Software Installation' settings in Group Policy, the package name (GMetrix SMS 4) and the version number (4.0) are exactly the same for V126.96.36.199 and V188.8.131.52
Does this seem likely? I searched but could not find any instances of people having similar issues or instructions saying that version numbers, as they appear in Group Policy need to be different
Could I simply edit the version numbers with Orca or something similar?
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15th October 2013, 01:26 PM #2
Can't you just install v184.108.40.206 on top of the existing v220.127.116.11 without uninstalling?
15th October 2013, 01:36 PM #3
If you run the MSI manually you get a message that says
"Another version of the product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue..." etc. etc. says uninstall manually
And putting an MSI over the top fails for the same reason
15th October 2013, 01:42 PM #4
Presumably then you're removing the deployed application via Active Directory, seeing as you deployed it this way?
In theory you could include all this as part of one GPO, putting it in the correct order of course!
15th October 2013, 03:14 PM #5
You mean using the 'Remove - Immediately uninstall' option? That ones always odd to use because the package just disappears from the GPO interface with nothing to tell you that the GPO is forcing that MSI to uninstall but it IS something to try - I've started testing now
15th October 2013, 05:31 PM #6
Yes removing the old package with 'Uninstall Immediately' and adding the new one to the same policy seems to be working - thanks for that!
15th October 2013, 11:55 PM #7
No probs, happy to help
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