MSI Custom Action issues

I have created a scripted instal with autoit and compiled it to an exe, I then added this to an msi package as a custom action. the msi works beatifuly when run manualy but when it is deployed through Group policy the custom action is never run so the scripted install never takes place. as far as eventlogs and add/remove programs is concerned the msi installed. but since the custom action never occured the realy is no program installed. Does any one have an ideas??

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Posted by: kkaminsk 15 years ago
9th Degree Black Belt
Are you using an advertised installation?
Posted by: brenthunter2005 15 years ago
Fifth Degree Brown Belt
In which sequence is the custom action placed?
Posted by: timmsie 15 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
Sounds like it's probably down to sequencing or condition.
e.g if it's in th ui sequence then it will never run.

we need some more info really
Posted by: reddyk 10 years ago
Yellow Belt
How to use the custom action Install MSI From installation and install MSi from destination
please test it and let me know.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 10 years ago
Red Belt
You almost certainly have the CA set to run in user context and I'd wager that your users have insufficient privileges.

- Change the CA's execution options so that it runs in system context.
- Better, abandon the lash-up you have now and capture the install to an MSI.
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