GPO deployment of Acrobat 6 MSI


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MadDHatteR

I have created (actually, copied and modified the msi from
CD) an .msi for acrobat 6 std. The msi runs fine via
msiexec /qn, but when I add the msi to a GPO, I get the
following error:

Add operation failed. Unable to extract deployment
information from the package. Run validation on the
package to ensure that the package is correct.

Can anyone point me to a cause of this error?
What "deployment information" is the server looking for?
(Even better, anyone successfully deployed acrobat std 6
via gpo?)

\\ MadDHatteR
 
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MadDHatteR

I hadn't read those articles, but they do not seem to
apply in this case. I'll see if we can upgrade to SP4 just
in case, but any other ideas?

\\ MadDHatteR
 
C

Curtis Sawin

Turn on MSI logging, then check the MSI log after you
receive the error. Meaning, when you create a software
package object in a GPO, MSI will log this activity (as
you're actually advertising the product, and the results
are being captured in an AAS file that gets stored on the
domain controllers).

In many cases, you'll get this if you have the product
installed on your machine. Since you can't advertise a
product that's already installed, this might be expected.

Hope this helps!

Curtis Sawin
 
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Brendon Rogers

Yup - I have successfully deployed Acrobat Reader 6.0 via GPO.

Firstly, download the exe from Adobe.
Then install it on a PC.
Then look in C:\Winnt\Cache - you will see an Adobe Reader directory there
(there are several subdirectories, locate the only on with any data in it
and copy all of these files to your installation point).

Then point your GPO at this MSI.
 
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M

MadDHatteR

-----Original Message-----
Yup - I have successfully deployed Acrobat Reader 6.0 via
GPO.

I had no problems deploying the Reader 6.0 msi; it works
great. I have problems with the Acrobat standard 6.0
installation.
-----Original Message-----
Meaning, when you create a software package object in a
GPO, MSI will log this activity ...

msiexec never gets called because the GPO is never created
(see original post). I do see this in the Application
Event log:

EventID: 1013
Product: Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard -- This installation
type is not supported in this version. Setup will now
terminate.

I didn't see any KB results relating to EventID 1013.

There are no Adobe products installed on the server from
which I'm attempting to create the GPO.

\\ MadDHatteR
 

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