Software keeps reinstalling on reboot with GPO

I have searched and searched so please forgive me if this is already posted.

I have setup a 2008 server with GPO and I want to push out Adobe products. Right now I have it successfully pushing out Adobe Flash, Shockwave, Air, and Reader. It works great, however every time the computer reboots (windows 7) it says "please wait" and it stays that way for a few minutes. It's very obvious that it is reinstalling the applications at that time because it doesn't happen when I don't push the apps out.

I have read that it means a key file or temporary file has been deleted during the reboot but I don't really know how to fix that. I am using the Software Configuration under Computer configuration and not user configuration in gpo.

and it works great, but my users are mad when they turn the computer on since they have to sit and wait for all that stuff to install. Plus, I have a few more things I want to deploy but I can't do it knowing this issue.

Any help would be great!

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
Are you sure it's re-installing the apps? Turn on MSI logging on a guinea pig machine and make sure. If there's a problem with one of the apps, you can start your diagnosis by looking at the Application event log.
Posted by: ohboy710 11 years ago
Yellow Belt
I have tried 5 different MSI packages and they all do the same thing "please wait" while the hard drive goes nuts for a few minutes.

If I take all 5 of them out, it loads immediately so it obviously has something to do with the software deployment. I have also tried all 5 individually to see if any of them doesn't reinstall, but they all do it.

I have searched help forums and a lot of people seem to complain about this same problem.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
What "problem"? You still haven't said whether the apps are actually re-installing or not. If not, then you're SOL - that's how GP deployment works. Switching to per-ser won't make any practical difference, since that just defers the wait 'til the user logs in. And we know how tolerant users are of slow log-in times...LOL

If that deployment method isn't acceptable, you're going to have to shell out for SCCM, Radia or something of that ilk.
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