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Deploying an msi package thru computer group policy

Posted on 2007-03-29
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I am deploying citrix 10 client to some of my computers. here are the steps i done so far:
- created an msi package for citrix client 10 and placved in a network share
- created an OU test with computers and users sub OU in it
- placed the computers in computer ou, and users in user ou
- linked a gpo to computer ou with computer software installation (assigned) policy
- share and policy has domain user read access

i don't see any package deployed on the pc.
Can someone help please?
 
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by:Lee W, MVP
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It may be that your using Windows XP clients and have not set the policy to force the clients to wait for the network - without that setting, software deployment GPOs don't apply.

References:
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/94618/94618.html
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/dfe7b84d-8727-4561-9767-ccb47a5bf9ba1033.mspx?mfr=true
(for the second link, read under "Asynchronous Processing and Logon Optimization in Windows XP"
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by:NetworkMike
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i have just implemented the  
- wait for the network at computer startup and logon to the computer under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon
- gpupdate on server
- rebooted the XP PC
- checked gpresult, i can see the policy has been applied, but no msi installation happening
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Reboot one more time.  Once you make the policy change, you have to reboot so the client gets the policy and knows that later reboots, it should wait.
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by:NetworkMike
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did 3 reboots after
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