MSI Deployment Share Permissions

Posted on 2011-05-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am trying to get some software (SIMS) to silently install using a startup script.
The script i have works perfectly when logged as an administrator account but does not work at startup.
I am sure this is down to permissions on the server share where the software is installed but as this share has a lot of confidential data stored on it, i only want it accessable by the staff and not our students.
Could you please tell me what the minimum permissions need to be for this share in order for the system to be able to install from it using a startup script?
Question by:RMGS
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    Expert Comment

    If you are on a domain, deploy it via a GPO instead.  Doing the install via a script at startup will be very difficult.

    Author Comment

    Sorry, it is a startup script via GPO. the software cannot be done by MSI so a startup script via a GPO is the only option.
    The computers are all on the same domain as the server
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    Expert Comment

    you're still going to struggle with a script.

    anyparticular reason for having to use a script?

    Author Comment

    The script does run fine if i move the installation files our MSI deployment share. We did this as a test to make sure we are not looking at the wrong problem but we cannot have this as a permanant solution because the msi deployment share is easily accessable by students. This is why i am trying to set the minumum permissions on the SIMS server share.
    i cannot create an MSI for this as this software is being continuously updated and i would have to keep on making it all the time, this is why a startup script is my only option
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    Accepted Solution

    do you know which machines this will be deployed to?

    if you do, you could add all the machines to an AD security group and give that security group permissions to the shared folder.

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