I sometimes have issues with Software Ditribution Packages checked in as MSI Packages and I´m interessted whether I´m alone with that or not.
LANDesk uses the Windows Installer API instead of just kicking on the msiexec.exe when it installs MSI Pakages on local clients (see http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-1595 for reference). When I now consider MSI properties like ADDLOCAL or PATCH, I recognized that they are actually not supported by the API integration of LANDesk. Yes, there is a work around (using BAT files) but in some scenarios this works rather bad and not fit into the deployment concept.
I asked myself for a long time, why is LANDesk not simply using msiexec.exe directly?
Have you ever thought about such issues, is that a pain for you, too?
Thanks for sharing your experience.