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Group Policy assign program

I am trying to assign Office 2003 to workstations on my network.  I assgned the package to computers, I'm trying to install during startup.  What happens is the install begins and after a few seconds it will stop and the logon screen will appear.  The software is on a network share which everyone has permission to.  Could I be missing a step?  All I did was assign the package under computer configurations and found the location of the software? Please help!!


Here's what I'm using..
Windows 2000 server
Windows 2000 Pro
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Netman66Commented:
What GPO are you using for the software push?

Make sure Domain Computers security group has access to the share and folders.

Advise.
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bdapsn01Author Commented:
Domain Computer are added to the share, Computer Configuration, Software Install
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Netman66Commented:
OK, that's where you are setting options inside the GPO, but where is the GPO located?

How are you accessing the GPO? - the steps.

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bdapsn01Author Commented:
On the server through AD, right on OU and click properties, Group Policy tab and click edit
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Netman66Commented:
Good so far, which OU?

Pre-existing containers cannot be controlled by GPOs - example: Computers or Users.
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bdapsn01Author Commented:
This is a new OU so I should be ok..
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Netman66Commented:
On one of these machines, can you try to open an Office document?  What happens?

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bdapsn01Author Commented:
I open a doc and its still running Word 2000
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Netman66Commented:
Ok, now we're getting somewhere.

In the Package properties, you should have selected to replace previous versions.  Alternately, you can deploy the package as an upgrade to previous products.

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bdapsn01Author Commented:
By doing this should resolve the problem?
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Netman66Commented:
I believe it should, however, test it one a single machine first.

The issue (the way I see it) is that the package installer sees an existing version.  Since you didn't tell the package to upgrade or remove previous versions it won't.

You can manually remove 2000 first on one PC and test to see that the original package for 2003 will deploy.  If it does, we found the issue.

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bdapsn01Author Commented:
Ok here's what I forgot to mention, I used Advance publish or assign, so I can add an MST file.  I tested it out and when i don't use advance publish or assign the install works.  But when I go back and use Advance publish or assign the install is by passed?
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Netman66Commented:
Is the MST in the same location as the source MSI?
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bdapsn01Author Commented:
no but i do have them mapped correctly, does that matter?
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bdapsn01Author Commented:
I moved them into the same folder and that didn't work
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bdapsn01Author Commented:
It seems that it only by passes the install when I add the MST to the package
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