I have two domains....ROOT.PRV being my main domain, and CMONEY.PRV being my test Domain. Both Domains Run Win2k Server
In ROOT. I ran a VMWARE Image of WinXP on a Win2k Machine. Added the WinXP machine to the ROOT domain, and was able to deploy software from Root to the Virtual XP machine, and almost all of my Win2k Packages worked in the XP environment!!!

Next level of testing on CMONEY.PRV I moved over a few win2k Packages. Set up the same permissions and GP on CMONEY as I have on ROOT.PRV and attempted to deploy software to a physical test machine running XP. The software will not deploy. First assumtion is that I had a group policy or an OU or some other setting or path incorrect. I checked them, they all APPEAR fine. So I try to deploy again, and again no such luck. Ok....next step, I hook a workstation running win2k up to CMONEY deploy software fine.

Anyone has any ideas why in the first test environment it worked. In the second one it will not deploy to winXP but will deploy to win 2k.
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What are you using to deploy the software? AD, SMS, something else? If it's SMS, I'd check under the programs requirements and make sure that XP is an allowed OS.
Answered 08/15/2006 by: Rhys
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deploying the software using AD
Answered 08/15/2006 by: Stinger
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Sorry, I'm not familar with AD distribution. Hopefully someone else can help you out.
Answered 08/23/2006 by: Rhys
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Hi Stinger,
what does the Event Viewer (Application-Tree) tell you on the XP Clients?
Usually, there is quite usefull logging info in there.
Regards, Nick
Answered 08/27/2006 by: nheim
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Run rsop.msc to verify that the GPO is applied to the xp clients.
Answered 08/27/2006 by: AngelD
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A bit late on this one as ive only just joined.
Silly question, but do you have the Group Policy Object: Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Logon> "Always wait for network connection at computer startup and logon" set to enable?
This is off by default and as AD deployed apps happen at startup and require a network connection this needs to be enabled.
Depending on the circumtances of your app deployment this can be set at the Domain or Local GPO
Answered 09/23/2006 by: trent
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