I am having a bit of an issue. First time I am trying to deploy an app with Server 2008. Followed all of the fun directions

Created GPO under an OU, added a test computer group.
Under Computer Config > Policies > Software Settings > Software Installation
Added google chrome MSI, selceted advanced, chose uninstall when out of scope etc.

ran gpupdate /force on the select computers and restarted a few times. It never installs. I tried this with chrome, flash, and java and none of them will install. What exactly am I doing wrong?

Test computers: 1 XP PRO SP3, 1 Win 7 Pro SP1
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- Are you using the Enterprise version?
- Does the MSI you have install silently from the command line?
- Are you applying a transform to the MSI?
Answered 07/08/2011 by: VBScab
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have you got the MSI in a shared directory, with permissions everyone can at least read from, and did you browse for the MSI to the shared directory and not a local path?
Answered 07/08/2011 by: squeakstar
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@ VBScab

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No

@ Squeakstar - Yes, yes, yes

Update for both of you. I think it has to do with the particular server I was trying to deploy the apps on. I have three different sites I am working on, one with Server 2008, SBS 2003 and SBS 2008. The server I was trying this on is Server 2008 and I remember i updated the ADMX files to Server 2008 R2 admx files so I could try Group Preferences with a new Windows 7 machine. Seeming how UAC was blocking my login scripts from really working. The Group Preferences are working on the Windows 7 machine but it is giving me error messages for any GPO i try to deploy an app with.

The Error is

Administrative Templates

Encountered an error while parsing

Expected one of the following possible element(s), <text>, <decimalTextBox>,
<textBox>, <checkBox>, <comboBox>, <dropdownList>, <listBox>,
but found <multiTextBox> instead.

\\NCCI.LOCAL\SysVol\NCCI.L...\terminalserver-Server.adml, line 198, column 60

after i click OK i get another error

Encountered an error while parsing.

Encounted an unknown error while parsing (error = 0x87400001): -2025848831 (0x87400001)

File \\NCCI.LOCAL\SysVol\NCCI.L...\terminalserver-Server.admx, line 9, column 41

I tried the exact same steps above on a different server running SBS 2008 and it deployed Chrome, Adobe Reader 10.1.0, Java 6 U 26, Adobe Flash Active X/ Plugin 10.3 flawlessly. I ran a batch file to restart all machines and they all restarted and updated fine. I have not tried this on the SBS 2003 server yet tho.
Answered 07/08/2011 by: dkstech
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