I'm having a problem when i try to deploy a new computer with Task Sequence, some of the programs fail eventhou the same programs install succesfully when i run them on task sequenses after the computer has been deployed.. usually it gives error code 1603, which doesn't tell anything :)
I only have a few programs that do this, but it's kinda annoying because i have to create a new collection for the failed programs and add the computers to this collection as well to get all the needed programs installed.
Has anyone else had this problem?

Jake
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Does any part of the TS reboot? You can't use TS if it does. You can set up the different parts separately and have them "cascade" by setting an advertisement to 'Run this program first'. It's a pain but the only fool-proof way I've found to deploy dependencies.
Answered 12/10/2009 by: VBScab
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Jake,

Just be aware - I believe that if you call a program from a deployment task sequence the 'run this program first' settings are ignored.

If you have any programs with dependencies like this you need to specifiy them in the task sequence, in the correct order - this could be why your program is failing.

Hope this helps,

Dunnpy
Answered 12/10/2009 by: dunnpy
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You may want to look at Windows installer return code 1603 if your package installs msi:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834484
Answered 12/10/2009 by: kapil.kathuria
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ORIGINAL: VBScab

Does any part of the TS reboot? You can't use TS if it does. You can set up the different parts separately and have them "cascade" by setting an advertisement to 'Run this program first'. It's a pain but the only fool-proof way I've found to deploy dependencies.



TS reboots a couple of times, i've run this program as the last in the TS stack, after i made TS reboot, althou this program doesn't require boot. I don't know any dependencies, but maybe it has something to do with windows if it doesn't install in deployment TS.. 'run this program first' doesn't work on TS's, so i can't use that, or maybe i didn't understand what you ment..?

I looked at that kb article and the problem is not there, unless some rights are granted after the deployment task, because the program installs from TS if it's not included in the deployment TS.
Answered 12/10/2009 by: JakeTM
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'run this program first' doesn't work on TS's, so i can't use that, or maybe i didn't understand what you ment..? Correct, you didn't :)

Change tactic from TS to using a set of Packages and Programs containing the "master" app and its dependencies (let's call them). For example, I have an advertisement called 'Polaris' set up for my current client. It advertises a package called 'ProductWriter 19.11'. That package's program is set to run the program within 'ProductWriter 19.10' first which in turn is set to run the program within 'IBM DB2 Express Edition 9.1' first. Thus, DB2 gets installed first, then PW 19.10, then PW 19.11. Job done.
Answered 12/11/2009 by: VBScab
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If you have a program that has dependencies, you just need to add the dependencies to the TS.

E.G.

AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 has a pre-req of .NET Framework 3.5, the .NET program you'd normally set as 'run this program first' in the Advanced tab of the AutoCAD program.

In your task sequence you'd need to specify .NET in the list:

Install Software - .NET Framework 3.5
Install Software - AutoCAD Map 3D 2010

It's just that the task sequence can't do the 'run this program first', so you have to set that manaully in the task sequence by adding the pre-reqs in yourself.

Or you could do what Ian suggests...

Hope this helps,

Dunnpy
Answered 12/11/2009 by: dunnpy
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Seems like alot of work to get it done. I think i'll rather use 2 TS's, i think it's much easier then your way. My point starting this thread was to somehow find a way to use only one TS so it would be easy to see what programs each deployment contains
Answered 12/11/2009 by: JakeTM
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ORIGINAL: dunnpy

If you have a program that has dependencies, you just need to add the dependencies to the TS.

E.G.

AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 has a pre-req of .NET Framework 3.5, the .NET program you'd normally set as 'run this program first' in the Advanced tab of the AutoCAD program.

In your task sequence you'd need to specify .NET in the list:

Install Software - .NET Framework 3.5
Install Software - AutoCAD Map 3D 2010

It's just that the task sequence can't do the 'run this program first', so you have to set that manaully in the task sequence by adding the pre-reqs in yourself.

Or you could do what Ian suggests...

Hope this helps,

Dunnpy



I don't know any dependencies for this program, and i've put it as the last program to run on TS just to be sure
Answered 12/11/2009 by: JakeTM
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you just need to add the dependencies to the TS. The problem, Paul, is that TSs don't complete if one of the sequences does a workstation reboot.
Answered 12/11/2009 by: VBScab
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you just need to add the dependencies to the TS. The problem, Paul, is that TSs don't complete if one of the sequences does a workstation reboot.


Atleast .net 3.5 SP1 requires and boots the system, but i have it in many TS's that work just fine.
Answered 12/11/2009 by: JakeTM
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Jake

When u install the app normally does it bring up any command prompts or message boxes as I have issues with these eg when a vb script is run or a cacls command???? If this is the case then the problem is there as TS doesn't like it. As for the reboots I have a number of apps in the TS that force reboots and doesn't cause any problems eg IE 7.0 and SP3
Answered 12/11/2009 by: langa100
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Jake

When u install the app normally does it bring up any command prompts or message boxes as I have issues with these eg when a vb script is run or a cacls command???? If this is the case then the problem is there as TS doesn't like it. As for the reboots I have a number of apps in the TS that force reboots and doesn't cause any problems eg IE 7.0 and SP3


No messages, i have supressed them all. But as i said, if i run it in TS that has no deployment it works
Answered 12/13/2009 by: JakeTM
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Jake

Can you give me an example of the packages that fail? Also have you got the smsts.log file
Answered 12/14/2009 by: langa100
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Paint .net 3.5 fails to install with deployment, cmd: msiexec /i PaintDotNet.x86.msi /quiet CHECKFORUPDATES=0

I don't have the log atm, cause i had to deploy the workstation without the failing component.. i can send the log tomorrow when i'll deploy to another workstation.
Answered 12/15/2009 by: JakeTM
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