[gptalk] Re: GP MSI Software Priority

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 07:39:12 -0700


There used to be a free tool called ASSM that let you re-order packages
within a GPO but I haven't seen it in a while. The bottom line is that you
really have no control over the package order through the normal UI-its not
controlled by timestamp but rather just ordered by GUID within AD. So, what
I usually tell people who want to control install order is to put their
packages into separate GPOs. It sounds like a lot of work but its probably
not too bad unless you have a lot of packages to manage.





From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Minesh Pandya
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:32 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] GP MSI Software Priority



I have 1 GP which contains two .MSI's, ie: 
MY GP - . Core App.MSI 
                . Patch.MSI 
I need the Core app to install first and the Patch to install second, Then
the patch to uninstall first and the Core App second. 
The current 'Live' GP has the MSI's in the following order when I Edit the
GP and look in the 'Software' container: 
My GP - . Patch.MSI 
              . Core App.MSI 
Am I to assume that it is a case of adding these MSI's in the order I want
them to install first to the GP? ie they are time date stamped and installed
with the oldest first? 
If so, then, If i change the order to the existing GP by removing the
Patch.MSI and adding it again so its at the top of the list with a newer
timestamp will this cause and immediate uninstall to all the clients? (I
dont want that) I only want it to uninstall in the correct order when I
remove users from the group


Minesh Pandya 

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