Can BDD 2007 integrate .MSI packages

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have inherited a WDS server, and I have had success in rolling out the OS, drivers and some applications. I can integrate Adobe Reader 8 and MS Office 2003 (both of these run from .exe files). I have tried to roll out language packs for Adobe reader, and a Visio Viewr (both of which install from a .msi file). I have had no success with the .msi files. Does anyone know if BDD 2007 (I beleive it is PRE patch 1) can handle .msi files?
Question by:xyratex
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    sure can, you add anything you want to install and the appropriate command line to the applications node.
    also, do yourself a favour and move to mdt 2008.... (mdt 2010 isnt that far off either....)

    Author Comment

    Thank you for the comment. I realised I was in error as i was missing part of the command when I was trying to use the .msi.

    I was looking at moving to MDT 2008, but I read that this might kill my distribution points. Is it a seamless transition? I am still new to WDS and dont want to kill it unnecessarily.
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    i think "kill your dist points" is a bit of an excessive description... but the move to mdt 2008 will require some manual updates.
    If you follow the upgrade guide - (which is still only a couple of steps), i would expect the upgrade would go smooth (it does for us... but doesnt mean that it will for everyone!)

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