I am having a problem pushing some apps using SMS 2003. The packages run fine when manually installed. Even when being pushed using SMS 2.0. But when I try to push using SMS 2003, I get an error 1606.

I have a theory that since SMS 2003 uses the local system account to install, and the local system account doesn't have its own profile on the computer, it fails when trying to write to profile related areas. If this were the case though I think a lot more people would have the same issue.

Some of the apps I'm having a problem with are Architectural Desktop and ChemOffice.

Any information would be appreciated

Thanks,

Joe
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Enable Windows Installer logging on the PC and try reading the log. I think the likely cause of your error is that the MSI is trying to write to a network location but is having issues. Your log should provide better details.
Answered 07/06/2005 by: kkaminsk
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Your theory could very well be correct. Try installing your MSI's with 'ALLUSERS=1' or 'ALLUSERS=2' to avoid the 'Current User problem' associated with the system account.

Just reminded me of the same issue with Tivoli.......

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;888471
Answered 07/20/2005 by: de_bas
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