Deploying msi through GPO

I have repackged .exe file to .msi file using advancedinstaller utility.
I deployed the msi through gpo and made it as assigned, but it seems like it doesn't get deployed.
I wonder ifI shoudl run the msiexec command to extract the msi and redploy the extracted msi.

any idea?

thanks
jskfanAsked:
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pghzooitCommented:
how long did you wait?
did you try a gpupdate /force from a client?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I used gpupdate /force and reboote twice.

I run gpresult and it shows that the GPO was applied to the computer, but I don't see the software installed.
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pghzooitCommented:
When you reboot right refore the login screen does it say installing managed software?
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pghzooitCommented:
do you need a .com file with the gpo?
we had a MSI like that.

also

try going to the share from the client and instailling the MSI.
if its a vaild msi it should install
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I have many clients that need to software to be installed on. This is the reason I want to deploy through GPO.
but I am not sure why it doesn't work.

The msi is good I installed manually on one computer.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
for some reason it worked now, I mean I rebooted a test computer and before it gets to the security logon screen  it showed installing softwarename.

But after I logged on I can't see the software in add/remove programs or in all programs.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I keep getting event 108 with this log:

"The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it. "
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I have added domain computers to NTFS permissions and fixed it but the executable has problems to get installed.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Now the executable (.exe file ) showns in All Programs, but when I run it it goes through Installshield wizard then it gives a message.

An installation support File "C:\program files\common files\installshield\engine\6\intel32\core90e3.rra" couldnot be installed.
Access i Denied.

This could be that I am logged on as a domain user and don't have admin rights to install the software, but I thought when deploying a software through GPO (Assign) it should install it automatically.

SO how can I work around this issue now.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
when I logged on with admin rights to the computer I managed to install the software with no problem.
but users don't have admin rights in their computers.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
any help?????????????
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pghzooitCommented:
is the location of the MSI shared with domain user read and exicute rights?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
if you mean the share in the network where the msi is located, the share has everyone full control and thentfs permissions has authenticated users Read/Write, domain computers Read/execute.

But I guess the problem is on the local computer, because I have a test computer if I logon into it with admin rights I can install the software, if I log into it as regular domain user I can't install the software.



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pghzooitCommented:
dosent sound like a local pc problem to me if admin can and a user cant.
to verify that its a network issue you can add that user to domin admins group and see if it works.
if it works then you have to tweek your security settings.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
when I added the domain user account to domain admins, it installed the software.
so it sounds like it's admin rights needed for a user.
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pghzooitCommented:
or local admin rights on the pc.

you shouldnt have to add the user to be a domain admin for this to work.
............you are just not adding the right permissions to the folder, but Im not sure what.
Im going to look at ours.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I fixed it.

in the computer config /admin templates/windows component / windows installer I enabled the install with high priviliges and fixed it.
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