We have a Windows 2003 environemt and since one month we have decided to use the GPO for deploying our software for about 200 clients. We normally use WinInstallLE for creating msi packages from software which doesn´t include a msi package. This works fine for most programs (the smaller or older the programm is the better it works). However I have a problem with Windows Installer in combination with the Java JDK. We created an msi package of the software and deployed it in the system (we use the Computer mode of the GPO). This worked fine. But now we have a problem. During every start of the Internet Explorer the Windows Installer of the java msi file starts. There are no difference if the user was already logged on in former times or if the user uses this PC the first time. We use server stored profiles. The installer works for a long time (about 5 to 8 minutes) and it seems that it finished successfully. However the next time I login and start the IE the whole procedure starts again. I think there is a problem with the integration of Java in the IE, because the user has restricted access to the local file system. But I don´t wanna give more rights to the user. Ist there a chance that I can modiy the package that the integration in the IE system is done automatically?

Thank you for yout help in advanced!
Greetings Florian
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what does the application event log say?
Answered 10/06/2008 by: kiptek
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From memory, JREs want write access to HKLM\Software\Javasoft and below. You can assign permissions to that branch only using a CA calling out to something like SetACL, SubInACL, XCACLS or whatever and see what happens.
Answered 10/07/2008 by: VBScab
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i'm not sure what u did but i think you repackaged the exe from Java Website. The exe usually extract the MSI to a temp location and you may take that MSI and create a transform. It's not advisable to repackage Java. also check the package KB as there are loads of information available.
Answered 10/07/2008 by: PackageExpert
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