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install power point viewer 2007 via GPO

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I am trying to install powerpoint viewer 2007 via GPO I created but have error's.

created a new GPO <computer configuration>software settings>software installation>
I used a unc path to the files, it an open share that everyone can access. I get this error in the event viewer on the workstations.

The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exist and that you can access it.

any idea's
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by:Mike Kline
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Can you access that share with the user account

Try to login with an admin account and see if it installs (to rule out a permissions issue)

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Mike
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I logged in as a domain admin and it still presents the same error.
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So you created the share and the powerpoint msi file is in that share.  
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by:rrozier38930
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yes the pp file, the catalog folder, and the pp exe file
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by:E-Z-PC
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Sounds like you need to package the software as an MSI file and not use the catalogue files.
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by:Mike Kline
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when you say the pp file do you mean the .msi file.

If that is in there, and you double checked the permissions, and you can access the share file manually....sounds like you did everything right  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102
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A quick Google of MSI Packaging Tools brings up some decent results you could try.
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displaylang=en

that ppviewer.msi is what needs to be in the share. (that may be the pp file you talked about though)

Thanks

Mike
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yes, I am pointing everything to the MSI file
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everyone out of idea's?
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Yeah without testing I can't verify; any other errors in your event logs
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Confirm that the machine account for the workstation that is applying Group Policy has at least Read access to the source files for the package that is assigned with Group Policy. You can do this by assigning permissions directly to the machine accounts, or by assigning permissions to a Security group, such as the Domain Computers or Authenticated Users group that contains the machine account.
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Thanks for the points!
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