We are using several Windows 2003 Enterprise servers and only Windows XP Pro for ower clients. All clients have been installed with RIS.

With the Group Policy Manangement Snap-in we have created an GPO for deploying the Office XP Professional Application by pointing to the MSI file (UNC path) and using the MST fille for futher installation (also UNC path). We install the software in the GPO under “User Configuration => Software Settings => Software installation” because not every computer needs the office apllication.

When the network user is added to the Administrators group on the local computer the installation is working fine, but when the user is not a memeber off the local administrators group the installation fails.

We thought that deploying software with GPO gives you the advantage of installing software without the administrator privilege for an user? Can someone explain something more about distributing software with GPO.
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I found the solution myself with googleing the internet....

We have made an installation setup with the program nLite for RIS to use we it installs our clients. This program helps you to implement Service Pack 2 for windows XP, additional drivers and Microsoft security updates. When you make this intergraded setup program you must NOT implement the Windows Installer 3.1 into nLite. When you do this the MSI installations will fail.
Answered 01/08/2007 by: swoop180570
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