AD failes to validate Apple Safari


One of my AD team guy trying to load the Safari.msi to in AD for the GPO deployment in and getting the below error.

Add operation failed. Unable to extract deployment info from the package. Run validation on the pacakge to ensure that the pacakge is correct.

I have no clue on the AD deployment. Can any one let me know if this is something to do with the MSI? I ran the validation there was an error and i have rectified. I am yet to test this..
Is there anything i can do??

History of the MSI:
Apple safari.exe extracts the follwoing MSI's
safari.msi- (Main browser installer)

Since i was told to customize this msi i was just installing the safari.msi with the /qb switch and this used to work great and the same MSI i have given to AD team. When you double click this MSI it failes to complete as in the user mode it tries to call the setup admin.exe and installs the other MSI aswell. I disabled CA called installpackages but it did fail to do so saying some .cab in the media table issue.

If i run this safari.exe (UI) with all other above MSI's it works great (without /qb).
IS this is an issue for AD? Please help me out...


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Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
Try setting your GPO to ignore language.

And BTW, there's a specific 'Group Policy' forum here on AppDeploy. A moderator may move the thread there.
Posted by: AngelD 13 years ago
Red Belt
Check if the below applies for you:
Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
Good call, Kim.

To clarify, though, before the OP responds to say that he doesn't have Office 2000 installed on his machine, what Kim is saying that GP objects if the product you're trying to add to a GPO (in this case, Safari.) is installed. I think in that case, there'll be an entry in the Event Log to say that the product is already installed.
Posted by: sumarchana 13 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
We are still not able to deploy safari from AD.
Does anybody knows the issue around this?
Posted by: AngelD 13 years ago
Red Belt
You need to be more specific what you've tried and not.

Is the AdvtExecuteSequence table included?
Does an ICE validation give you any clue?
Posted by: nheim 13 years ago
10th Degree Black Belt
Hi Suma,
i think we have the same problem here, as in QT and iTunes.
GPO-Install doesn't like the use of the (undocumented) language transforms, which are embedded in this package.
To turn them off, open "Safari.msi" in ORCA, go to "View - Summary Information..." and remove all, but the "1033" entry in the "Languages:" Field.
If you need Safari in another Language, use MSIDB.exe from the SDK to extract the needed language transform from the packages substorages table.
Hope, this brings you some steps further.
Regards, Nick
Posted by: sumarchana 13 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
I have the report taken from a client computer. I will paste the required content... guys please check and let me know.. meanwhile i will look into the summary info for language.

RSOP results for TPF\RH12 on UKLT50278 : Logging Mode
OS Type: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Configuration: Member Workstation
OS Version: 5.1.2600
Domain Name: TPF
Domain Type: Windows 2000
Site Name: UK-DATA-Starwood
Roaming Profile:
Local Profile: C:\Documents and Settings\rh12
Connected over a slow link?: No

Last time Group Policy was applied: 24/11/2009 at 09:54:13
Group Policy was applied from: UKSDCDC0025.TPF.tesco.org
Group Policy slow link threshold: 500 kbps
Applied Group Policy Objects
TPF RAS Client Deployment v1.0
TPF Wireless Policy v1.0
TPF Laptop Machine Policy v1.0
TPF Workstation Baseline v1.0
TPF SSRPM Agent Deployment v1.0
TPF ITM 8.1 Client Deployment v1.0
TPF LCS Client Deployment v1.0
TPF Citrix Web Client Deployment v1.0
TPF Winzip 11.1 Deployment v1.0
TPF Pointsec Client Deployment v1.0
TPF WSUS Workstation Policy v1.0
TPF Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Deployment v1.0
TPF BGInfo Configuration v1.0
TPF Adobe Photoshop CS2 Deployment v1.0
TPF Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 Deployment v1.0
TPF Lockdown USB v1.0
TPF Followme Printing Configuration v1.0
TPF Adobe IE Plugins Deployment v1.0
TPF Office 2007 Compatibility Pack Deployment v1.0
TPF Firefox Deployment v1.0
TPF Opera Deployment v1.0
TPF Apple Safari Deployment v1.0
TPF XMLSpy Deployment v1.0
Default Domain Policy
TPF DNS Suffix v1.0
The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
Local Group Policy
Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)
The computer is a part of the following security groups:
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
Domain Computers
DL-TPF-APP-Microsoft Office 2003 Standard
DL-TPF-APP-Firefox 3.5.2
DL-TPF-APP-Adobe Photoshop CS2
DL-TPF-APP-Opera 10.0
DL-TPF-APP-Apple Safari 4.0

Resultant Set Of Policies for Computer:
Software Installations
GPO: TPF RAS Client Deployment v1.0
Name: Cisco SSL TunnelVPN Client
Version: 1.1
Deployment State: Assigned
Source: \\tpf.tesco.org\softrep\core\Cisco_SSLTunnelVPNClient_1.1.2.169\Cisco SSL TunnelVPN Client.msi
AutoInstall: True
Origin: Applied Application

This list goes on but i can not find Apple safari doesn't seem to be there....

Any suggestions?
Posted by: sumarchana 13 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
Also, i noticed that double clicking the MSI failes and when we install with /qb it works great.
Is this becuase the AD is failing to deploy? Is there any CA to be edited?
Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
Did you try setting the GPO to ignore language (post # 2) or removing the language settings in Summary Info (post # 7)

Also, you must surely have seen the many, many entreaties here to PLEASE use the CODE tag when posting text of any length.
Posted by: sumarchana 13 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
I have asked AD team to check my modified MSI.
I have found the CA which was culprit and that was reason it was failing in UI.

Will follow VBScab from next time... :-)
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