I've come across a problem installing applications from non-writeable media. I have a couple of packages (Java and Flash) that install files as part of the MST. This works fine when they are deployed via SCCM or manually from the hard drive, but we are attempting to create an operating system deployment DVD. When these programs run from the DVD, they fail with a "Please insert the disk:" error message. If I just run the install without the MST, they will install correctly.
I've logged the install and with the /lxv I get the following two lines. The first is for the default cabinet file, and the second is the one that's part of the MST. I notice that there is no "ModuleFileName" listed for the second, but it is pointing to the extracted files on C:\ for the first cabinet. I'm taking a guess here and assuming the MST cabinet is using the default of whatever drive it was running from as where it will try to unpack the cabinet???

MSI (s) (DC:E4) [14:16:28:235]: Executing op: ChangeMedia(MediaVolumeLabel=Disc,MediaPrompt=Please insert the disk: 1,MediaCabinet=Data1.cab,BytesPerTick=32768,CopierType=2,ModuleFileName=C:\WINDOWS\Installer\c10216.msi,,,,,IsFirstPhysicalMedia=1)

MSI (s) (DC:E4) [14:16:28:392]: Executing op: ChangeMedia(,MediaPrompt=Please insert the disk: ,MediaCabinet=1\Adobe Flash Player DoH.cab,BytesPerTick=32768,CopierType=1,,,SignatureRequired=0,,,IsFirstPhysicalMedia=0)

How can I get these programs to install from non-writeable media?

Thanks, Brett
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Answered 05/27/2008 by: AngelD
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Thanks for the response AngelD. I've looked at the Media table as suggested and can see the problem cabinet listed. The fields for DiskPrompt and VolumeLabel are both blank. Is this correct? The fields are 1 and DISK1 respectively for the other cabinet that is working?

EDIT : I put the same values (1 and DISK1) in the table for the problem CAB and it appears to have fixed the problem. Thanks very much for the suggestion. I don't know what it's done, but it seems to work and not break anything, so hopefully no surprises later.
Answered 05/27/2008 by: brettski
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