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This is my first post here.  This forum is great!!!!  I just signed up for 6 months.  Ok heres the scenario:

2 PCs in the same OU. Both logged in with Administrator Privileges and both using the same user name. 1 PC is 2000 pro, 1 PC is XP Pro. Both are freshly installed and fully updated. All permissions are fine with everything enabled and good to go.

I deploy Norton AV 2002 using a GPO in the OU for these 2 PCs with an MSI file. It is "Assigned" to the computers in the OU. User config is disabled and computer config enabled.

2000pro takes it with no question. XP wont take it. Nothing happens, it's like I didn't even assign it.

So my question is, is this even possible? Can you deploy software to XP from 2000 server? I scoured the net and Microsoft but could not find anything specific to this problem so I assume that you can. But for the life of me I can't figure out what would cause this.

2 PCs, everything identical except 1 is XP and 1 is 2Kpro. Stumped.
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by:trywaredk
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Maybe this one:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q310737

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by:vertices
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Nope,  thanx though.  

I don't receive any errors.  It doesn't even seem to try to initiate an install.
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by:vertices
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Ok I got a little further.

Its set up with an absolute path  \\server\public\installables\...

When I use this path manually from the win2K machine it lets me install.

When I use this path manually from the XP machine it gives me an error saying,

"Norton Antivirus does not support installing from unmapped drives. Please Map the drive and start over."

Which I find odd cause it installs via unmapped drives on win2k machines just fine.

Any ideas on how to get around this?
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by:vertices
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Ok I got a little further.

Its set up with an absolute path  \\server\public\installables\...

When I use this path manually from the win2K machine it lets me install.

When I use this path manually from the XP machine it gives me an error saying,

"Norton Antivirus does not support installing from unmapped drives. Please Map the drive and start over."

Which I find odd cause it installs via unmapped drives on win2k machines just fine.

Any ideas on how to get around this?
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by:vertices
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Well I solved it myself.  It's just this particular PC.  The package deploys everywhere else on any PC just fine.  Somethings screwed with this one that I'll have to figure out.  It won't take any packages at all.

So uhhh  How do I close this question?
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by:vertices
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Yup.  Fresh install and it works pefectly now.
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by:anoat1970
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maybe the file and print share wasn't set.
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by:MSGeek
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Post a request in community support with a copy of this questions url and a request to close it.  also as someone new to the site I recommend you read some of the posts under new to ee under community support.
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