[gptalk] Re: Installing Applications Fails

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 07:13:29 -0800

Awesome summary Jamie. 


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBNF
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:54 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Installing Applications Fails


Are you sure you have permissions setup correctly on the shares? Keep in
mind GP software assignments process under the machine account. Trying
giving explicit access to the "Domain Computers" group and see if that


Packages Assigned <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278472>  to Computers
with Group Policy Are Not Installed


If that doesn't work you may be experiencing a race condition with Group
Policy trying to process before the network is up. There are a few things
you can try that may help out with that, but since Office is installing
okay, I could be wrong.


1.      Configure the GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue setting (KB840669
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840669> )
2.      Disable Media Sense for TCP/IP (KB326152
<http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326152> )
3.      Disable Fast Logon Optimization on Windows XP clients (ie. "Always
wait for network at computer startup and logon"). (KB305293
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q305293/> )


If that doesn't help either, you should enable logging for both the
Application Management CSE <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246509/>  and
Windows Installer <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314852/en-us> . That may
give you some more clues as to what is going on.


Jamie R Nelson
Systems Engineer
Ingenium Corporation
405.739.2811 (DSN 339)


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Craig Judd
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 2:45 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Installing Applications Fails




We have a medium sized Active Directory that has been in place for about 3
yrs, apart from the deployment of the Office Suite against the "domain
policy" we have OU's that represent each group of machines and in turn we
have associated applications for each department trying to install from
these OU's. The office installation succeeds by the way.


However it has come to light that these other apps fail to be deployed
successfully, the LOG entry says that the "source installation file is not


So we see that when we reboot a client workstation it says that it is
installing the required application, it all appears to go through ok, the
log in box finally appears, but yet the deployed application has not been


The source files are available at the share location, and all security and
rights are available to everyone as read only.


Any pointers as to why the apps are failing to deploy would be a huge help,
thanks in advance.


Craig Judd

ICT Network Manager


Parkstone Grammar School,

Sopers Lane,



BH17 7EP


01202 605617


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