A newbie question


I appologise in advance if this is the wrong group to ask this question.
I have been reading an article on here regarding the modification of the MSN Messenger 6/7 MSI file to allow it be deployed via AD. At the end of the article there is a paragraph I dont quite understand. It says :-

`Once this package is fixed up you should be able to add it for deployment (note that you have to fix the package nefore you configure it for deployment)'

Can someone explain what this fix up process is all about and how I do it. I'm using the Orca tool from the MS developers kit to make the changes to the MSI file as per the article posted by koevoets215 (the actual information in the article appears to come from a Carolyn Napier from MS).

All help gratefully received.

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Posted by: Bladerun 15 years ago
Green Belt
Wow, very technical. I live by the "fix up your junk" rule.

He could be referring to several things.

1) "Fix up" could mean configuring the MSI to install the way you want it to with the settings you require (install directory, internet settings, etc), though this is usually accomplished through the creation of an MST file (transform).

2) "Fix up" could mean validating the MSI in Orca and fixing all the ICE errors/warnings that are returned. Its typically NOT a good idea to attempt to fix these in a vendor MSI unless one of the errors prevents you from importing it into policy.
Posted by: craig16229 15 years ago
Third Degree Brown Belt

I checked out the instructions for deploying MSN Messenger at http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=490, and they appear to be very complete and detailed.

Is there something specific with which you are having trouble?

Craig --<>.
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