Hey,

I've created an .MSI using AdminStudio's packaging wizard by first making a snapshot, then customizing WinXP as per company policy (disabling windows update, display folders in classic style, etc), and then taking another snapshot.
installing this works fine, after a reboot everything is set as it is supposed to. however, this is only true for the user who installs it! of course what we need is that this is applied to everyone who uses the PCs, since they are automatically installed using Altiris which will use a special account to do so.

So my question is, is there somekind of switch for MsiExec that I can use so the package is installed to be applied for all users? Or is there something I have to change in the package itself? (since now the registry keys are placed in HKEY_CURRENT_USER)

It would be great if anyone could help me, i'm reletively new to automated application deployment.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi !,

The ALLUSERS property determines where the configuration information of the installed application is stored. This property is used with the DesktopFolder property, ProgramMenuFolder property, StartMenuFolder property, and StartupFolder property.

ALLUSERS=NULL

User rights: Per-user installation using folders in user's personal profile.
Admin rights: Per-user installation using folders in user's personal profile.

ALLUSERS-1

User rights: Not valid; returns an error stating the user does not have enough access privileges to install application.
Admin rights: Per-machine installation using folders in "All Users" profile.

ALLUSERS=2

User rights: Per-user installation using folders in user's personal profile.
Admin rights: Per-machine installation using folders in "All Users" profile.

If ALLUSERS is not set, the installer does a per-user installation.

As you can see, all your users must have admistrative rights on their desktops and the second thing is typed in described above property.
You can set this property by one simple checkbox in WinInstallLE Console when you open the .msi package or by MaSaI Editor described on the appdeploy first page.

I am not sure how it will be working with your distribution software but maybe it helps.

Best Regards,
Adam
Answered 07/23/2004 by: Adamsky
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