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Creating and Deploying MSI files in a Win2k Server AD environment

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I have several programs to deploy, but the most important for now is UltraVNC.  What is the best way to create an MSI that can be installed on either 2K or XP machines in an AD environment.  I have created two MSI files, but the XP msi does not work on 2K.  What would be the best way to handle this?  I have used a MSI Creator called EMCO MSI Creator, and it would work splendid if it didn't co$t $o much.  I really need a program like that that will monitor the install and automatically just create the MSI by monitoring the installation.  And...  Can you make GPO run certain MSI's only run on 2K machines and another MSI runs on XP?
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You have MSI Creator in your original Windows 2000 Server CD.


This article explains how to do, what you need to do.

http://www.mcsemag.info/solution/w2k04.htm

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OK, that is the easiest explanation if read yet.  If I use this, can the XP msi be used on a Win2K machine?
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It should work on both machines.

Just make sure, you have a Newly created machine to develop the MSI.

Just install Windows on a new machine.
Then without installing any new software, create the MSI.

Then it should work on both machines.


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What about if the Win2k machine's system folder is in Winnt and not Windows?  Is there any way in the GPO to only install the msi if it is win2k, or XP?
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It will be accessed as %SystemRoot% and not as c:\windows or c:\winnt.
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