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Ok thought I'd sign up to post this because it's driven me crazy.

Anytime I've used the makemsi routine and run the msi's they've hung (especially when deployed via gpo) and that's happened at multiple sites over the years including upto the latest version.

I've tried making it a silentinstall startup script and though the script runs fine while logged in as admin, when run as a startup script it fails (I don't see why as other software installs fine from startup scripts)

What can I do to actually deploy this successfully without doing it as local admin on each pc? If there is a secret to get the msi's working then what is it! D:

TIA

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I really dunno but on various sites I use the createmsi method but the msi's hang so I can't use them as startup deployment or they never get to the logon! I don't see what the problem is. And using as a startup silentinstall acts like it worked but no folder is present. Your ntoes say they need to be admin to install pdn but afaia startupscripts execute as local system and would be able to install same as it does for my quicktime/flash/java/etc startup scripts I use :/

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What type of deployment are you trying to do? Are we talking about a large corporate network, or a small home network, or what? Maybe there's another way of installing that's simpler or more appropriate (or maybe not).

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Medium school networks really - anything from 20-100 pcs/laptops/whatever. I just don't see why using createmsi and then deploying with gpo would hang the startup but running the msi's myself hangs them near the end too so something in them gets stuck I guess. But why the silent install method also fails whilst looking like it's working just baffles me. Is there any kind of debug I can do?

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I don't know man. Like I said, nobody else has reported something like this. I have no idea what's going on with your systems :( And I don't have the hours or days it would take to debug this for you.

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If I was better with msi's in Orca or something I could maybe fiddle and debug it myself - butI really never figured out how to - say - skip a section and see if that helps, or get it to record how long each step takes or where it gets to if it doesn't finish? I don't mind debugging myself as long as I know how

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