Trouble shooting out MSI Package to Computers via GPO
Posted on 2008-10-03
I have read many posts on how to deploy an MSI file through AD Group Policy but none of them are working for me. I have an MSI file located on our file server in a folder that all users have read rights to, I created a Group Policy in my test OU with the user and computer in that OU. Within the policy I created a software install (Assigned) with the path pointing to the share folder which has the MSI in it. When I logon to the test pc as the user (Windows 2000) I see before the logon that it sees the install but it never installs, I have three errors in the Event Viewer under Application 1 is, Failed to apply changes to software installation settings. Software changes could not be applied. A previous log entry with details should exist. The error was The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it. .
the 2'nd is
he Group Policy client-side extension Application Management was passed flags (1) and returned a failure status code of (1612).
and the third is
Windows cannot process extension Application Management ProcessGroupPolicy. Return value (0x64c).
Please note that rights on the share are domain users and domain computers.
What am I doing wrong? The Domain Controllers are Windows 2003