GPO Software Install Hotfix

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm trying to install a hotfix via the 'Computer>Policies>Software installation' and it doesn't work, unless the user is a domain admin. The users it's failing on are local Admins. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Question by:CMilne
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    Expert Comment

    Is it an MSI you're trying to deploy?

    If it is - What do you get if you :-

    1 - manually try running the MSI silently with a log file.  msiexec /q /i "msi.msi" /L "log.log"
    2 - manually run it.
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    Expert Comment

    Software installation polices applied to computers run when the comp starts not when people log on so it has nothing to do with user I am not sure what your issue is.

    Is the hotifx an .msi? I assume so and you have created a policy for this to install? have you changed the defaut permission on the policy from authenticated users?

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    Accepted Solution

    If you are running it targeted at Computers it is running as the local system account.  Dont expect it to set any user profile settings...

    If you target it at the User Configuration you may have more success

    Author Comment

    The hotfix is an msi. If I run msiexec /q /i "msi.msi" /L "log.log" it installs properly. I haven't changed the default permission from authenicated users.
    The reason I'm running this from the Computer policy is because I only want the hotfix to apply to XP machines and not Windows 7 machines.
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    Expert Comment

    Run the group policy results tool against a computer/admin and computer/standard user and see if it reports anything different that would point to an issue.


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