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msi rant

Hi all: Can someone explain to me how to get these freakin' msi files to behave properly in an environment where I may move to a different workstation from time to time? Here is a great example:


RANT ON:
I install the zcm remote viewer app on computer A. All is well. I move to computer B and need to remote into another machine so I try to install the remote viewer again. BUT NO, the freakin' msi fails as it can't find a file that resides somewhere in the local profile directory. No freakin' kidding, I am on a different computer.

So now I have to install the msi cleaner from ms to fix the problem. This may work or it may not. Why you ask, because the msi cleanup utility msi installer breaks for the exact reason I am trying to install it to fix. GREAT. So I have to hack the msi cleaner so it will install on computer B to clean up the mess from the first msi install on computer A. And this is progress!!!!!
RANT OFF:


My brain is leaking out of my ears, Chris.
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patrick_reeder Absent Member.
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Re: msi rant

What is your environment like? OS Version? Roaming profiles? using UAC? etc.

DEV - ZCM 10.3.4/MS-SQL Database (2 Primaries & 2 Sats running 64-bit SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit 7) PROD - ZCM 10.3.4/MS-SQL Database (5 Primaries & 11 Sats running 64-bit SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit 7 ~7500 Managed Devices)
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Re: msi rant

The big issue is roaming profiles which I believe msi writes install data into. Therefore when I move to a different machine, the files the msi looks for are missing. But applications don't install into profiles, they install onto the computer and therefore the msi data should be stored under "All Users" or similar environment. But what the heck do I know.





>>> patrick reeder<patrick_reeder@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 3/9/2011 5:36 PM >>>


What is your environment like? OS Version? Roaming profiles? using UAC?
etc.


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*DEV* - ZCM 10.3.1/MS-SQL Database (2 Primaries & 2 Sats running 64-bit
SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit 6) *PROD* - ZCM 10.3.1/MS-SQL Database
(5 Primaries & 11 Sats running 64-bit SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit
6 ~6700 Managed Devices)
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patrick_reeder Absent Member.
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Re: msi rant

If you are using roaming profiles, its more than likey the cause. As far as MSIs, it really depends on the software and how its packaged. Some write data to "All Users" and others may write files to %localuser%.

DEV - ZCM 10.3.4/MS-SQL Database (2 Primaries & 2 Sats running 64-bit SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit 7) PROD - ZCM 10.3.4/MS-SQL Database (5 Primaries & 11 Sats running 64-bit SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit 7 ~7500 Managed Devices)
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