Group policy software installation - multiple application versions inthe same folder?


M

MauroG

Hello all,
I deploy my app 1.0.0 from \\server\folder\setup\myapp.msi

I successfully deploy via group policy sw installation my 1.0.0 \
\server\distributionfolder\setup\myapp.msi.

I create a GPO and have assigned my 1.0 app to computers inside.
Works fine: every computer install the assigned application.

Now i must deploy version 1.0.1: we don't make patches but we simply
copy the new 1.0.1 IN THE SAME FOLDER \\server\distributionfolder\setup
\myapp.msi - overwriting the old 1.0.0 myapp.msi
(i have to mantain the older upgrade method that require only one
folder for my app)

That seems to work: at reboot, computers in GPO uninstall the old
1.0.0 and install the 1.0.1

But if i look in the "installed applications" list (app/remove applet)
i see myapp 1.0.0 AND myapp 1.0.1 :(

Now i have deployed 1.0.2 version in the same manner and i see myapp
1.0.0 AND myapp 1.0.1 AND myapp 1.0.2 :(

If i look at group policy management console,in the list of deployed
packages, i see there are NO relationship from 1.0.0,1.0.1 and 1.0.2 :
(

I think it is not a clean situation: is better to plan to create a
logon script with MSIZAP to clean all versions, and redeploy app 1,
app 2 etc. IN DIFFERENT FOLDERS?

Can i use the same folder for deploy multiple version of the same
product?

Thx to everyone can help me :)
 
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V

Vadim Rapp

Hello,

1. have you specified that 1.0.1 is upgrade of 1.0.0 in the GPO and in the
installation itself?

2. is "install this application at logon" checked?

3. I think it's quite risky to overwrite old installation. Sooner or later
there will be computer where old installation will be broken and will refuse
to uninstall without the source. And you won't have the source. It's safer
to keep old installation in order to be able to repair old version if
necessary, as long as there are still computers with that old version.

But this depends on the whether your installation is compressed into one
file or not. If it is compressed, then of course you don't overwrite
anything by keeping all msi's in one folder - provided of course that every
msi has different name.

Vadim Rapp

M> Hello all,
M> I deploy my app 1.0.0 from \\server\folder\setup\myapp.msi

M> I successfully deploy via group policy sw installation my 1.0.0 \
M> \server\distributionfolder\setup\myapp.msi.

M> I create a GPO and have assigned my 1.0 app to computers inside.
M> Works fine: every computer install the assigned application.

M> Now i must deploy version 1.0.1: we don't make patches but we simply
M> copy the new 1.0.1 IN THE SAME FOLDER \\server\distributionfolder\setup
M> \myapp.msi - overwriting the old 1.0.0 myapp.msi
M> (i have to mantain the older upgrade method that require only one
M> folder for my app)

M> That seems to work: at reboot, computers in GPO uninstall the old
M> 1.0.0 and install the 1.0.1

M> But if i look in the "installed applications" list (app/remove applet)
M> i see myapp 1.0.0 AND myapp 1.0.1 :(

M> Now i have deployed 1.0.2 version in the same manner and i see myapp
M> 1.0.0 AND myapp 1.0.1 AND myapp 1.0.2 :(

M> If i look at group policy management console,in the list of deployed
M> packages, i see there are NO relationship from 1.0.0,1.0.1 and 1.0.2 :
M> (

M> I think it is not a clean situation: is better to plan to create a
M> logon script with MSIZAP to clean all versions, and redeploy app 1,
M> app 2 etc. IN DIFFERENT FOLDERS?

M> Can i use the same folder for deploy multiple version of the same
M> product?

M> Thx to everyone can help me :)
 

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