Hi Gents !,

We have a software distribution project, already prepared .msi packages and we are looking for good method of assigning/publishing applications for our users.
I have one problem regarding this ...
Even if we prepare .msi packages with ALLUSERS=2 property, after publishing them via GPO they are installed only per user (I think that GPO force this).
Do You know any method to workaround this problem ?
We just want to have solution where all users of scecific computer can see and run installed aplications after publishing (there is no such possibilty in the Windows GPO by default) :(
Maybe this is newbie qurestion but I will be gratful fo any help anyway :)
Thank You in advance.

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Are you trying to publish apps so that users can add and remove them? Or are you trying to install them to the workstation for the users automatically?
Answered 07/23/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Hi Jim,

Thank You for an answer.
I am trying to publish applications so that users can add and remove them (no auto-installation mechanism).
After publishing apps via GPO (packages prepared for per machine installation) installation is performed on the per user basis anyway.

We just want to have per machine installation when one of computer users add app via Add/Remove programs ..

Answered 07/23/2004 by: Adamsky
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Adamsky it doesnt work that way.

If a user installs an app via add/remove then the app is installed for them alone and unless they are actually a local admin will not be useable by other users.
Answered 07/28/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Another method I use is to assign the msi to users.
This will "Publish" the app to the user, which means all advertised entry points are installed to the user, IE: Desktop shortcuts are displayed and files associations are installed. When the user launches the shortcut or a file with the extention the app will install completely and launch.
This is a handy feature but doesn't work for every type of msi's.

Answered 08/05/2004 by: WiseMonkey3
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