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I have to install MS .NET 2.0 on a number of machines that require it, and before the next software install begins the machine needs a reboot for it to install properly

How can I modify the .net msi to reboot after install?

I am using Windows 2000 GPO to deploy the packages.
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In my experience, the .Net MSI will set a reboot just fine if it needs it. If you're not seeing one, it doesn't need one.

I'm curious to know why the next app requires a reboot before it will install properly. Are you seeing a message from Windows Installer to that effect? What does ProcMon tell you, in terms of file/registry activity that triggers that message?
Answered 09/28/2007 by: VBScab
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Set a property in the PROPERTY table REBOOT=Force or use the following command
msiexec /i Path\.NET.msi REBOOT=Force

Giz
Answered 09/28/2007 by: gizmolala
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

In my experience, the .Net MSI will set a reboot just fine if it needs it. If you're not seeing one, it doesn't need one.

I'm curious to know why the next app requires a reboot before it will install properly. Are you seeing a message from Windows Installer to that effect? What does ProcMon tell you, in terms of file/registry activity that triggers that message?



Well if I log into the box and execute the msi manually it will work fine, but if deploying via Windows 2000 GPO it requires a reboot for it to process properly. Very strange! It's only this particular application though Analyst Notebook 7.
Answered 09/30/2007 by: myst
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Hi Myst .. Why dont you try logging the Analyst Notebook 7 , If its a vendor msi i am pretty much sure some custom action is changing the reboot property from suppress to forcereboot . If you are able to find such custom action you can write you own Set Property custom action to change the property again to Suppress..hope this helps you...
Answered 09/30/2007 by: blacklisted_packager
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Thanks for all the replies, for now I have created a dodgey little msi package that copies a text file to the machine then reboots it [:D]

I imagine this will all become easier when we move to sms 2007 and server 2003.
Answered 09/30/2007 by: myst
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ok even easier way, use wise to create a transform file that just forces a reboot

no messy programs left lying around that way, I just didn't know you could apply the transform via the GPO when the msi installs

lets all laugh at the newbie [X(]
Answered 10/01/2007 by: myst
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