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Group policy software push won't work

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I can't get any .msi package I tell GP to push to actually go out.  I have it set under computer config, and have it set to "assign".  I have other things running on this policy that do work, but the software won't go..... No idea why.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Have you rebooted the computers, it only installs on  startup.
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yeah i rebooted a few times, does it cancel it if the user logs in?
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no, did you run gpupdate /force on server?
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yes i did run that
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Are the computers you are pushing this to located in this OU?
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I have them in a "All Computers" OU, I have all the computers added to a "all" group as well, which is what I'm using instead of doing it 1 by 1.  And it's worked for a few things, but not software distribution.
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Try opening your gpmc and at the bottom left run the group policy results wizard(right click) on any of the computers
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dstewartjr, gpupdate /force should be done on the computers, not the server.

As for your problem, be sure that any user can access the MSI file using the same path the GPO is using. (If the path is on a local drive, it won't work, the Access control list should be checked too).

The other solution is, when adding the MSI in the GPO, instead of Assign, choose Advanced. In the properties choose Assign but also, go in the advanced options and check the "ignore the language" box.
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I did mean to say on server and computers, btw ;-)
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Another thing that may cause your issue is if you dont have the latest windows installer installed

http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/details.aspx?familyid=5A58B56F-60B6-4412-95B9-54D056D6F9F4&displaylang=en 

Deploy this with group policy as well
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So I decided to create a virtual directory in IIS and place the MSI there and create the policy, and that worked.....So from a shared folder on that same server with read access assigned to everyone it wouldn't work, but in a virtual directory it did work..
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