Solving the user-part on laptops

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We deploy our MSI packages through AD.

However, when Laptops have programs installed (computer group policies),
some MSI files contain a user-part that require use of the centrally
deployed MSI file at \\server-share. Thus if we deploy some programs
that work if user START the program (initiating self-repair) whilst
connected to our network. Then the program will work, whilst if he
starts the program 1st time at home, it will not find the MSI, and the
self-repair will fail.

Is there a way to override this, and copy down these
userprofile-required files to a temporary folder?

I use the WISE for Windows Installer tool, so any help would greatly
be appreciated.
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.msi,microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

There is not a way to override this behavior in GP. You need to strip out
the per profile items from the installer.

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Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com


"hallstein" <hallstein@online.yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> We deploy our MSI packages through AD.
>
> However, when Laptops have programs installed (computer group policies),
> some MSI files contain a user-part that require use of the centrally
> deployed MSI file at \\server-share. Thus if we deploy some programs
> that work if user START the program (initiating self-repair) whilst
> connected to our network. Then the program will work, whilst if he
> starts the program 1st time at home, it will not find the MSI, and the
> self-repair will fail.
>
> Is there a way to override this, and copy down these
> userprofile-required files to a temporary folder?
>
> I use the WISE for Windows Installer tool, so any help would greatly
> be appreciated.
 
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Guest

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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.msi,microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Microsoft should enhance the MSI format to make an option for caching
the user-part at local station, whilst not caching the entire msi.

Brian Desmond [MVP] wrote:

> There is not a way to override this behavior in GP. You need to strip out
> the per profile items from the installer.
>
 

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