I have been tasked with deploying Adobe CS4 using GPO. I know we can install it using the Setup.exe and an XML file, but firstly it won't work with a GPO as you require an MSI and secondly they want to be able to install the individual MSI's instead of the complete package.

So my question is how can I run the MSI's directly without the setup.exe. I have tried adding the ISSETUPDRIVEN=1 to the property table but it still complains about Setup.exe.

Regards Jo
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Have you tried looking at AppDeploy's 'Package KB' for clues? You'll need to look in the specific product, of course (CS4 being a marketing 'tag' for the release version of whatever the product is)
Answered 01/30/2009 by: VBScab
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A couple of suggestions:

1) see if you can figure out which property needs to be set by looking at the verbose log
2) run setup.exe and watch the process with ProcessExplorer. This might give you the command line that setup.exe is using to launch the MSI.
Answered 01/30/2009 by: kevind
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Hi Jo,
read this post from Wayne: http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/fb.asp?m=28736
Its for CS3, but it should put you on the right track, i guess.
But it will be a hole lot of work!
And: Should you succeed, please post your results on the Package KB.
Regards, Nick
Answered 01/30/2009 by: nheim
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