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Dear all,

I am attempting to use the 'Software Settings' Computer GPO to install a new Outlook Plugin. The Plugin is a .MSI file that I have stored on a shared folder with correct NTFS+Share permissions.

When I assign the software for installation and run gpupdate /force (and then reboot) the software never gets installed.

RSoP:

Software Installation: Pending

"Software Installation did not complete policy processing because a system restart is required for the settings to be applied. Group Policy will attempt to apply the settings the next time the computer is restarted."

A closer look at gpresult /h reveals this error:

"Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below."
"The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."
"Note: Due to the GP Core failure, none of the other Group Policy components processed their policy."

When I remove the new Software installation setting, I have no GPO errors in gpresult /h

Any ideas what is going on here?

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Just because its an MSI file doesn't mean its a good candidate for using GPSI.

Suggest you use FREE AdminArsenal PDQ deploy (or just pay for it.)

It's awesome.


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Originally Posted by jeremymoskowitz
Just because its an MSI file doesn't mean its a good candidate for using GPSI.

Suggest you use FREE AdminArsenal PDQ deploy (or just pay for it.)

It's awesome.




Thanks Jeremy!!

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I will note that I'm skeptical that deploying the software package caused a GP core failure. They might have been co-incident, but a core failure indicates that the client couldn't build it's list of GPOs to apply. This usually means some network/infrastructure issues (e.g. AD/DNS/Network, etc.)

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After I removed the Assigned package from the GPO, everything was OK. No GP Core failure or any other GPO related errors.

I have instead Published the package instead and sent install instructions to my users (it's a simple installer). This has worked fine. I guess as stated not all MSI's are suitable for GPO deployment.
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