Does anyone remember the registry setting on XP that controls GPO Software installtions. I GPO thinks Quicktime is installed, so it won't install Quicktime. I remember finding this registry setting once before to straighten out the same problem with another app.
1. Installed app with GPO
2. Deleted GPO for app
3. Manually uninstalled App.
4. Trying to install different version of app with GPO but fails because it thinks that the 1st verion is still installed.
0 Comments   [ + ] Show Comments

Comments

Please log in to comment

Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message board thread won't reorder them,
so that the conversation will remain readable.

Answers

0
GP writes stuff everywhere! It's a mess, like so much of MS's registry activity. It sometimes seems to me that there were at least a dozen or so development teams involved with some MS products and zero communication between them. How else does one end up with the keys 'HKLM\Sofware\Microsoft\Windows' AND 'HKLM\Sofware\Microsoft\WindowsNT'?

Anyway, rather than enumerate the keys here, I'd advise you to use MSIZap from the SDK. Pass the relevant ProductCode to it along with the switches you want and it will remove the lot.
Answered 01/13/2009 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Please log in to comment
0

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\AppMgmt\
Answered 01/13/2009 by: revizor
Third Degree Blue Belt

Please log in to comment
0
See? This is exactly the reason I didn't enumerate them. You have omitted the mess of keys in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Managed\[UserSID]\Installer\Products\[MungedProductCode]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Managed\[UserSID]\Installer\Components\[MungedComponentCode]

etc, etc, etc. I won't mention the rest of the junk in HKCU...
Answered 01/13/2009 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Please log in to comment
Answer this question or Comment on this question for clarity