hey guys....
Need a quick info on upgrades. I am quiet comfortable on per-machine to per-machine upgrades but this per-user to per-machine upgrade drives me crazy.
I have read through several articles and the posts in this forum too(Infact i cud find a few stupid posts by myself [>:]) only to end up breaking up my head.
So can someone help me with these queries...
1. Is an upgarde from per-user to per-machine feasible ?????
2. Is the upgarde from per-user to per-machine feasible, provided - both the installations are done with the same user-account.
3. If it is possible, then is there something that i must be looking for ?????



Thanks in advance.
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For 1 & 2 I would say no.
Which deployment product are you using as it may give another option to fix this?

Never try to mix per-user & machine, stick to one of them as that will make your life easier as you may have realized now ;)
Answered 10/31/2008 by: AngelD
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hmm for 2 I guess it would be possible as the installation is done by the same user but still, mixing "ALLUSERS" is a pain in the neck to maintain.
Answered 10/31/2008 by: AngelD
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I've done a few of these recently.

You're correct in thinking that you'll need to run the upgrade with the same user account that the initial install was done with. You best option is to set your upgrade as a 'major upgrade' to remove the previous version.

Good luck.
Answered 10/31/2008 by: michaelnowell
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i would try to avoid mixing per user / per machine as well.

for some general upgrade info i have written some stuff up here.

http://johnmcfadyen.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9DD01136FC094724!249.entry
Answered 11/02/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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Hey Guys,
Thanks for all the replies....
@ Kim & John,
guys, though you and many others have suggested in this forum as not to mix up the two, still i will have to do it as my client wants it to be done.[&o]

I was able to upgrade a per-user to per-machine(using same user account for both installations) by doing this - just included a CA - Set property "ALLUSERS" to 1 immediately after installInitialize in Installexecute sequence and now the upgrade is fine.

And thanks again.[:)]
Answered 11/04/2008 by: rayz_0020
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Hi,

I am trying to create a admin image for a vendor provideded MSI and then create a transform. However i created a admin image with the commandline msiexec /a msi path
I got a msi and 2 other folders Programfiles and windows .Now i create a transform for the MSI tcreated from admin image .Now if i install the MSI along with the MST all the files do not get installed under Programfiles.
Can someone tell me why admin image is not installing all the files ? Also i need help how i can get the admin image working by installing all the files.
Answered 03/25/2009 by: Akanksha
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Now if i install the MSI along with the MST all the files do not get installed under Programfiles.
Can someone tell me why admin image is not installing all the files ? Also i need help how i can get the admin image working by installing all the files.


Do you mean that all the files that got extracted(by admin install) are not getting installed or all the files which got installed with the original MSI are not getting installed now(with the admin MSI)....

If you have meant the first case then you have to ensure that all the features are enabled and all the component conditions are true.. I dont think this would be feasible in a Vendor MSI as they would have designed components with OS based conditions and all that... So there is less possibility for all your extracted files to get installed....

Install your vendor provided, original MSI(selecting the features of your requirement) and check for the files installed.. Do the same with the admin MSI and check for the files... Ideally they shud be similar....
Let us know if you still face issues....

And just curious... hw is this query related to this thread anyway?

Cheers,
Rajesh.
Answered 03/25/2009 by: rayz_0020
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post in a new thread with the name of the product and some logs. FYI some MSI files don't support admin installs. Java the most obvious example. It doesn't install the files with Windows Installer at all, in fact, but explodes zip (jar?) files with custom actions.
Answered 03/25/2009 by: aogilmor
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