Error 102's when pushing software packages via Group Policy
Posted on 2007-11-15
I'm trying to push a software package via Group Policy and have never done it before. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, but just never took the time to try. I've prepared my software package, complete with .msi file and .mst file and added it into GP for one of my test OU's. I'm quite certain the package is fine because manual installations of the software work fine.
When GP pushes the package however, it tries (I can see it trying), but then fails with the Application Log entry:
Error 102: "...The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it. "
All client pc's on our network are XP and the server is Windows Server 2003. And the software package is in a shared folder with at least what I think are correct permissions. But then since the policy is applied before the user logs in, I'm not sure what account is being used to authenticate to the shared folder. My guess is that it's an authentication problem.