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Deploying DirectX 9.0c with GPO

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I'm trying to figure out a way I could deploy DirectX 9.0c using the software installation option of active directory.

Since DirectX 9.0c is not available in .msi format, I tried doing a package.  I used a clean WinXP SP1 workstation and WinInstall LE 2003.  The packaging went fine but when I try to install it, I get at least 50 of the following event in the event viewer:

Source: MsiInstaller
Type: Error
EventID: 11931

Description: Product: DirectX 9.0c -- Info 1931. The Windows Installer service cannot update the system file C:\WINDOWS\System32\dpnhupnp.dll because the file is protected by Windows.  You may need to update your operating system for this program to work correctly. Package version:, OS Protected version: 5.1.2600.1106

Obviously, the installation of DirectX 9.0c fails as it seems I am unable to replace/update system files.  Is there any way to create a working .MSI package for DirectX 9.0c?

Thanks for your help.

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