I am trying to create transforms for application Palm Desktop 4.1.4, I have read all information pertaining to the above application in this site. Looks scary with all nominating this application as the Worst Msi.
I am trying to do a multiuser Installation ( Per machine installation ). The original Msi is a per User installation. I tried giving ALLUSER property to 1 at commandline. I create a new user in the Admin login. Log off try to login into normal user and click on the shortcut Palm Desktop the following error is displayed

"Error: Invalid Configuration . Terminating Palm Desktop"

Please give me solution how to overcome this issue.

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Not completely sure but I think Palm Software stores user information under C:\Program Files\Palm or C:\Program Files\Palm Software.

So You'll have to give the users Change (C) access to that folder and all subfolders.
Answered 09/15/2005 by: peska
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You are brave [8|]

We deployed the application per-machine but didn't succeed using the vendor MSI - the installation was repackaged and works fine but it took ages to crack. There were still manual steps to carry out once the package was installed to get the user profile in the software setup - to be honest wasn't really worth the time and effort.

Worth noting also that newer Palm devices don't work with Palm Desktop 4.1 and need updated software Palm One - the installation for that app is just as bad if not worse so we opted for a manual install. There are often hardware drivers to setup upon 1st connection which is a whole new world of hurt under a normal user account.

Good luck,
Answered 09/15/2005 by: MSIPackager
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So u mean to say, it's a tedious thing to customize the Msi and make it work for Per machine environment
Answered 09/15/2005 by: charan
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I think what Rob is trying to say is that repackaging is tedious. Customizing is not possible.

Answered 09/15/2005 by: Ilikebananas
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