I'm struggeling with an advertised shortcut in a MST file.
I created a MST-file to a vendor based MSI. The last thing to do is to create an advertised shortcut that allowes me to deploy the application per user through a GPO in Active Directory. (Please don't start discussions to use other deployment products. I'm not in the situation to change these design issues in our company)
I am able to create an advertised shortcut, but it does not appear in the startmenu when I advertise the MST+MSI to the user.
Is there anybody who is willing to point me in the right direction?


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Have you ICE validated your transform?

How are you advertising it to the user?

Have you tried installing it (/i) or advertising it to the machine (/jm)?
Answered 05/18/2005 by: WiseUser
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Hi WiseUser,

I didn't ICE validate it yet. Normaly I'll do that when I'm finished with repackaging and customizing the installation. What can I expect from this in this stage ? I mean, it is a vendor based MSI (with all kinds of errors in the componentes. No key's). I Meanwhile corrected this in the MST
After correcting the errors the MSI/MST combination seems to work. Great !! Thanks for giving me the suggestion for solving this. It was not a solution that crossed my mind in the first place.

I use Group Policy Objects (GPO) in our Active Directory (AD). To simulate the advertisement while I'm still repackaging I use the commandprompt with MSIEXEC.EXE /ju [package.msi] TRANSFORM= [package.mst] QB-

Thanx again,

Answered 05/18/2005 by: dwight66
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