I downloaded a copy of SyncToy 1.2 straight from the Microsoft website. It is natively an MSI package (actually a re-packaged MSI) and the only modification I added was a desktop shortcut. When I go to deploy this software, the scoped machine locates and installs this package, however, it seems to install "nothing". The directory and files are non-existant, there are no registry entries, and no listing for SyncToy in Add/Remove Programs. Not even my added desktop shortcut gets installed.

So I thought maybe for some reason my minor modification corrupted the install so I used the original, unmodified installation. Same issue... nothing gets installed.

Has anyone else had this problem with SyncToy? Does anyone have any idea how I might get this to work? I have about 1500 machines to push this to and I really, REALLY don't want to manually install it. :)

EDIT: For anyone else who happens to run into this issue... I managed to solve it by simply manually disabling user dialogs. Not sure why this would effect the installation but maybe one of the dialogs was set to be required somehow. Still fairly new to AdminStudio. :) Hope this will help someone out.
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I am trying to find a suitable backup solution for our organization and have explored many options such as roaming profiles, folder re-direction etc. Sync Toy is a great program and i am trying to figure out if this can be rolled out workstations, configured to exclude certain folders.

Have you used it for anything like that?

What app did you use to deploy it.


Answered 02/12/2007 by: wlrichardson
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Sync Toy (to my knowledge) is just a simple, "cut-n-dry" synchronization application with very few customizable features. I don't believe it has the ability to exclude specific folders within a folder structure that you initially select to sync.

As far as deployment... I just deployed over Group Policy. I built a package for the application with AdminStudio if that is what you were asking though.
Answered 02/12/2007 by: KrakaJap
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