Hi all

I have created an MSI/MST file with Adobe Customization Wizard, now I want to deploy it via GPO.

However the MSI that I upload just installs Adobe Reader with default options.

When I double click the MST file though it installs with the options I specified in Adobe Customization wizard.

Why is the MSI not using the options I specified?

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Sorry if this is a silly question but when you added your MSI to AD did you also add the MST via the Modifications tab at the same time?
Answered 02/15/2010 by: Sguilly
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Ah ha its making sense now!

Thanks so much that was what I was doing wrong!

So just to conclude I just need to upload the MSI and the MST?
Answered 02/15/2010 by: sal88
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Yes, however you are going to deploy/install the application you need to apply your Transform file to the MSI.
Answered 02/15/2010 by: Sguilly
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How do I apply the Transform file to the MSI?
Answered 02/15/2010 by: sal88
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if im not mistaken there a tab on Gpo to include the mst file
Answered 02/15/2010 by: kerm007
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...using the 'Modifications' tab mentioned A L L the way back in post #2.
Answered 02/15/2010 by: VBScab
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If you have already impoted/created the software object for the MSI in AD you will need to remove it as you cannot apply the MST to it after it has been created, you need to apply the MST when you create it.

When you adding the MSI select Advanced, you should be able to choose the Modication tab to add the MST.
Answered 02/16/2010 by: Sguilly
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Good catch. In the headlong dash to using SCCM at my last client, I'd forgotten that MS's developers were seemingly unable to figure out how to edit SysVol entries "on the fly".
Answered 02/16/2010 by: VBScab
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have you been able to see it in the list of available software ?

i create the package to deploy but cannot see it in the list but other soft yes
Answered 02/16/2010 by: kerm007
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I don't know if this usefull but...

To deploy Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.30 I did the following steps, after downloading the exe file:

1 - Extract the the exe file -> AdbreRdr930_en_US.exe -nos_ne
(The files will be stored in %USERPROFILE&\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Reader 9.3\Setup Files

2 - Change the configuration with Adobe Acrobat Costumization Wizard 9

3 - You can download the last patch for Adobe Reader 9.3.1 (http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4640) to install Adobe Reader and the patch

4 - User the following command line:
msiexec /i "source_path\AcroRead.msi" TRANSFORMS="source_path\AcroRead.mst" PATCH="source_path\AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp" /qb!- /norestart /l* "log_path\logfile.log"

5 - You can deploy by GPO or other sw like SMS2003, etc.

qb!- can be changed to anothert silent swith

You can also open the msi file with ORCA sw and aply the transform file. Then you don't need to user the TRANSFORMS="source_path\AcroRead.mst" swithch.
Answered 03/31/2010 by: alourinho
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