We are deploying WMICore for NT4 to around 500 Workstations. Install is scripted with kix with this simple line...

shell 'cmd /c wmint4.exe /S'

... to run install silently.

On vast majority of machines this has worked fine, but on a few machine the install is failing. The following are the final lines from c:\winnt\system32\WBEM\instcore.log...

Couldn't execute external program C:\WINNT\system32\regsvr32.exe.
User Rights: Admin

If anyone knows what is happening here or has come across this before I'd be very interested to hear about it. I have tried running regsvr32 manually on other DLLs and there seems to be no problem with it.

I'm flummoxed!
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How are you deploying? Are the users running it or is it being deployed with Group Policy or Altiris or SMS?

The message you are getting is because of lack of rights. Simple.

So on the machines that it is failing make sure that whatever is driving the installation uses an account that has local admin rights. Most Systems Management tools will have installed a client and service to do this for you.

If its Altiris or SMS then make sure the machine has the client service installed correctly.

If its Tivoli then make sure the workstation is running the Tivoli endpoint.

If its the users installing it themselves then make sure the user has local admin rights.....this has to be a last resort in my opinion.
Answered 07/09/2004 by: MSIMaker
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Using CA Unicenter Software Delivery

The SD Agent service runs under the system acccount on the workstation and we use it daily for software installs and config tasks that rquire admin priv.

Yes, it could be that the SD Service lacks appropriate rights on these PCs, I will look into it.

Thanks for the response, it's given me a direction to look at, I'll post result here if/when I get one!

Cheers!
Answered 07/09/2004 by: madswami
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