GPO :: Application Installation :: works only when old version is not installed
Posted on 2007-07-26
I have received from our vendor instructions on how to push out their Fire Dept. staff scheduling software via AD. There is a configuration file which allows me to direct the client to the server, and the instructions work just fine in linking the GPO to a test OU. The application installs just fine.
The problem is, I found out that this only works when the older version of the software is not installed on the computer? I'm new at working with GPOs, so if some folks could please share some ideas on how I can dynamically remove the old software and run the new package to upgrade, all in one swoop?
The funny thing is, with the old version installed and I run the .msi to ungrade to the new one, this works perfectly. I'm wondering why it doesn't work with the GPO I use successfully when the application isn't installed?