Dear WISE EXPERTS:

I gotta a problem since I've been told to create an msi that should install Win2K Service Pack 4 , NAV update and IE6. However I didnt have any problems creating the wrapper. The only answer that I am looking for is that after the installation of W2K service pack the machine will tend to reboot in that case I want my MSI wrapper to continue with the rest of the installation after reboot is there any way to do this thing? For Example if the machine reboots after W2k Service pack 4 can I script my MSI in such a way that it will start automatically after the reboot and will continue with the installation for IE 6.

I need an immediate help pls !!
Thanks in advance to all of you!!
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Hi Again!

Firstly, don't mess with any SP. Make a separate Computer-SW-policy, it should thereafter make a machine reboot.
After the reboot you can fire up the wrapped NAV & IE6, and create a seperate policy for that one. My advice is to not put it into 1 MSI, but make 2 of 'em, especially when it concerns a Windows Service Pack.
(You can however find some info in the Wise Knowledgebase & Windows SW SDK about suppressing reboots during wrapped sw deployment.)
Make sure that the sw-policy order is correct, i've been breaking my head as to why AD didn't deploy it's software in good order, until i ran into the GPmanagementconsole from win2003.
It also works on XP-clients and win2K-policies. That one gets it right (bravo msoft).

Success,
Answered 08/15/2004 by: inert
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Hey Inert:

Nice to see you again buds!, Well Inert I forgot to mention that this wrapper wont be installed using AD it will be burn on a DVD, so I just wanted to know whether we can resume the install after the reboot? So that when i call the SP and after installation of SP the machine will reboot if I try to suppress the reboot then IE will demand a reboot or might not install so is there any way that my msi wrapper should continue after the reboot.
Thanks again.
Answered 08/15/2004 by: wiseapp
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OK,

Have you dug into IE adminkit and qchain?
Especially Qchain is a very cool utyl. Used it many of times.
Answered 08/15/2004 by: inert
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