Prevent GPO Uninstall
Posted on 2009-04-30
I pushed out a GPO installing an application called Omni Manager. I checked the box "Uninstall this application when it falls out of the scope of management". Our license ran out, so I removed the GPO the next day. It turns out that when the license ran out, it uninstalled itself (it's a software as a service application). I can't reinstall the application either since it checks the product key online in order to install. So the problem is that every pc is trying to uninstall an application that can't be uninstalled (because it's not installed) every time the pc is restarted. Every pc logs this event in the Event Viewer / Application:
Product: Omni Manager -- Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action: Action1, location: C:\Program Files\Omni Manager\, command: c:\program files\omni manager\unwise.exe /s "c:\program files\omni manager\install.log"
So my question is -
How can I prevent the uninstall command (specifically "Action: Action1, location: C:\Program Files\Omni Manager\, command: c:\program files\omni manager\unwise.exe /s "c:\program files\omni manager\install.log"") from being issued to our pc's?
We have all Windows 2003 servers and mostly XP machines with a few 2000 and Vista also.
Thank you in advance for your help as I am extremely frustrated at this point!!