Hi There,

I'm using Activie Directory and have been rolling out applications ok with GPO. However, on this website, a lot of solutions talk about adding in extra command line parameters. I cannot seem to do this when I create the GPO for installation. Am I missing something really basic here. Is this how to do a silent install from the command line so that packages can be rolled out when people log in?

Many thanks
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You cannot add parameters to the installation through AD/GPO, add your global properties into the Property table in a transform instead which you can specify for that application.
Answered 07/01/2006 by: AngelD
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Hi leonard,
you have to set this options by change the appriate things (mostly properties) in the MSI file. In most cases, this is done by setting this stuff in one ore Transform.
Regard, Nick
Answered 07/01/2006 by: nheim
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You can set command line options for non MSI packages via GPO via zap files.

More info here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=231747
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/13928/13928.html?Ad=1
http://itninja.com/blog/view/windows-explorer-switches1

Hope it helps..

Regards,
Rob.
Answered 07/01/2006 by: MSIPackager
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Note: the "problem" with installations through zap files are that the installation is published to the client and the user running the installation from "Add new program" must have administrative rights to be able to install the applications.
Answered 07/01/2006 by: AngelD
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I found a problem with Zap files.

When the setupcommand contains a "space"...
example: "\\server\our programs\calc.exe"

Even with the double quotes, upon trying to install the software, it will not read past the space.

How can I do this? Apparently nobody has tried it with spaces yet!
Answered 10/19/2006 by: othni
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This thread should be under GPO.

Did you try shortfilenames?
Answered 10/20/2006 by: turbokitty
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