Hi all,
I recently had the wonderful task of packaging Reuters 3000 Xtra for the workstations in our Bank. I used the provided .MSI to create an Administrative Install Share and then created a .MST file with all of the variables I wanted to throw in for connectivity. This package was successful when applied to the Machine GPO and all variables are configured as desired.

My problem is when using some features in the application it seems to be installating additional features and I get the message "Please make sure that you have administrative privilages on the system before installing". I was under the impression that by assigning the .MSI to the machine would give the user elevated privilages when needed for installing additional components.

I'm a bit baffled and stuck here, I would really appreciate some help or a poke in the right direction of where I could be going wrong on the matter.
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Ahh, you may have assigned the MSI to the workstation, but you may find that certain custom actions (that are running as part of the repair etc) are not configured in the MSI to run the system context. Instead they are probably configured to run in the users context.

When installing vendors apps like these, I always try to install the complete product on the workstation, rather than "Install on first use".

Disclaimer: Am I even in the right direction here???
Answered 02/10/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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hi brent,
thanks for your suggestions and taking the time to write back. I've just come accross some interesting facts about this application, as part of the installation process there are 3 .msi files that need to be installed along with a .ini file that has to run at the end of the process for installing various components using the command line parameters.

I am now in the process of figuring out a way to deploy this application (machine based or user based) by launching the three .msi files in correct order and then running the .ini file (I've created a .bat file to run the required commands) after the install.

On another note I do agree with you that I like to select "Install All Features" for the application rather than "Install on first run"

Anyone with suggestions on how to deploy the applications with the above mentioned files or method I would be very greatful for and highly appreciate your help.

Answered 02/12/2006 by: Crazy
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