Command Line options in GPO - How to do it?

Hi There,

I'm using Activie Directory and have been rolling out applications ok with GPO. However, on this website, a lot of solutions talk about adding in extra command line parameters. I cannot seem to do this when I create the GPO for installation. Am I missing something really basic here. Is this how to do a silent install from the command line so that packages can be rolled out when people log in?

Many thanks

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Posted by: AngelD 14 years ago
Red Belt
You cannot add parameters to the installation through AD/GPO, add your global properties into the Property table in a transform instead which you can specify for that application.
Posted by: nheim 14 years ago
10th Degree Black Belt
Hi leonard,
you have to set this options by change the appriate things (mostly properties) in the MSI file. In most cases, this is done by setting this stuff in one ore Transform.
Regard, Nick
Posted by: MSIPackager 14 years ago
3rd Degree Black Belt
You can set command line options for non MSI packages via GPO via zap files.

More info here:

Hope it helps..

Posted by: AngelD 14 years ago
Red Belt
Note: the "problem" with installations through zap files are that the installation is published to the client and the user running the installation from "Add new program" must have administrative rights to be able to install the applications.
Posted by: othni 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
I found a problem with Zap files.

When the setupcommand contains a "space"...
example: "\\server\our programs\calc.exe"

Even with the double quotes, upon trying to install the software, it will not read past the space.

How can I do this? Apparently nobody has tried it with spaces yet!
Posted by: turbokitty 14 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
This thread should be under GPO.

Did you try shortfilenames?
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