I prepare our PC images with the Active Directory SysAdmin account that has local admin rights to the PCs. Recently we changed the SysAdmin userid to SystemAd.
With the new SystemAd admin id, when I log on to the user PCs, I on longer see the same list of programs in the "Add/Remove Program" list as I did under SysAdmin. I then realized that when the image was created, the software installed was not installed as AllUsers.
My question is -
Can we use "msiexec /jm <package>" to readvertise all already-installed application so that they are all visible to the new admin userID? If so, can someone tell me how to identify the path to the msi. I think it is in the registry somewhere, but not sure.

If "msiexec /jm.." does not work, does anyone have a recommendation. Please help!

Thank you,
DesperateLA
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can someone tell me how to identify the path to the msi?

look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData

Products listed under S-1-5-18 are All Users and Products listed under the other SID or SIDS under the section are the id's of the usersnames who performed installs choosing - only for me


Hope this helps
Answered 08/01/2006 by: glwday
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glwday,

Go to "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<GUID>" and the value of InstallSource should get you the path to the msi
Answered 08/01/2006 by: AngelD
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