Have you gotten a chance to check this document?
Best Known Method for Deploying Adobe Reader 7 with LDMS
Basically if you want the task run silently you may create a .mst file, and add that file as the additional file of the primary package.
Thanks for your reply.
I have been through that document, been there done that.
here are more entries from the log file may it is clearer.
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:55:52 Installing MSI package
Initializing the MSI package information
Starting the installation of the MSI package
Stating Action : Action 09:53:08: AppSearch. Searching for installed applications
Stating Action : Action 09:53:40: GenerateScript. Generating script operations for action:
Stating Action : Action 09:53:43: ProcessComponents. Updating component registration
Stating Action : Action 09:53:43: RemoveODBC. Removing ODBC components
Stating Action : Action 09:53:43: RemoveRegistryValues. Removing system registry values
Stating Action : Action 09:53:43: CreateFolders. Creating folders
Stating Action : Action 09:53:43: InstallFiles. Copying new files
Stating Action : Action 09:54:25: DuplicateFiles. Creating duplicate files
Stating Action : Action 09:54:25: RegisterClassInfo. Registering class servers
Stating Action : Action 09:54:25: RegisterExtensionInfo. Registering extension servers
Stating Action : Action 09:54:25: RegisterProgIdInfo. Registering program identifiers
Stating Action : Action 09:54:25: RegisterMIMEInfo. Registering MIME info
Stating Action : Action 09:54:25: WriteRegistryValues. Writing system registry values
Stating Action : Action 09:54:28: RegisterTypeLibraries. Registering type libraries
Stating Action : Action 09:54:28: DefragmentFiles.
Stating Action : Action 09:54:32: DefragmentFiles. Optimizing performance ...
Stating Action : Action 09:55:33: RegisterProduct. Registering product
Stating Action : Action 09:55:40: PublishFeatures. Publishing product features
Stating Action : Action 09:55:40: PublishProduct. Publishing product information
Stating Action : Action 09:55:41: RegisterPDFIFilterReader.
Stating Action : Action 09:55:41: RollbackCleanup. Removing backup files
Failed to install the MSI package.
Installing MSI package (-168 seconds)
Installation of the MSI package failed
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:55:52 MSI result 8DAC4002
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:55:52 processing of package is complete, result -1918091262 (0x8dac4002 - code 16386)
Thanks once again.
This looks like this installation of the progra itself is failing, not LANDesk's attempt to install it. Does the MSI install using msiexec with command-line parameters to perfom a silent installation manually on the same target system?
yes, a silent instalaation works manually on the target system.
Try to deploy the package with the /L switch to enable logging. This may give you a better isea of why the installtion is failing. Alternately, You could create a batch file and deploy that with the MSI to see if the product will install.
did you try to deploy the EXE file in this mode:
AdbeRdr709_en_US.exe /s /v"/qn"
The quotation marks are needed in this way!
Adobe requres you do go to their sight and sign up to get a redistributable version of their software. You just cannot go download the files of the main web-site and deploy them. In the Adobe document that Leon pointed out earlier points you to that location. This could be your problem.
this is the download link for the file from Adobe site:
And you can use options like this: AdbeRdr70_enu_full.EXE /v"/qb EULA_ACCEPT=YES"
For this AR version I made a packagebuilder package which starts the EXE file with parameters...
Thank you all for your help. I will let you know the outcome pretty soon as i will be away for a day or so.
Thanks once again!!
Could you clarify whether you are deploying the executable, or whether you have extracted the .msi and .cab files and are deploying those? And what is the distribution package type?
Please give us some details about the distribution package. Some screenshots would be great. We might be able to easily spot the problem.
Hope this helps - I ran the MSI directly on the machine and sure enough it bombed out (Adobe Acrobat Pro)....
It gave me an error number - googled it and came up with this and an exe to run to repair registry