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  • Admin rights issue deploying OpenOffice by Group Policy

    I can't find information on how to fix my problem anywhere (without having to pay for it), so I hope someone here can.

    I'm running one Server 2003 DC and XP clients. I'm trying to deploy OpenOffice 2.3 to USERS using a group policy object. I can create the object with no problem but it only installs for users who have administrator rights. If a regular user logs on it reports the software policy as having 'succeded', but then produces errors and doesn't install anything! Here is the contents of my event log right after startup, in chronological order:

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Application Management
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 301
    Date: 24/02/2008
    Time: 3:57:15 PM
    User: XXXXXX\xx
    Computer: SILVER
    Description:
    The assignment of application Mozilla Firefox (en-GB) from policy Default Accounts Policy succeeded.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Application Management
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 301
    Date: 24/02/2008
    Time: 3:57:16 PM
    User: XXXXXX\xx
    Computer: SILVER
    Description:
    The assignment of application OpenOffice.org 2.3 from policy Default Accounts Policy succeeded.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: MsiInstaller
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 10005
    Date: 24/02/2008
    Time: 3:57:16 PM
    User: XXXXXX\xx
    Computer: SILVER
    Description:
    Product: OpenOffice.org 2.3 -- The Installation Wizard cannot be run properly because you are logged in as a user without sufficient administrator rights for this system.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 7b 32 46 32 39 44 36 44 {2F29D6D
    0008: 32 2d 38 32 34 45 2d 34 2-824E-4
    0010: 46 45 46 2d 38 41 45 44 FEF-8AED
    0018: 2d 37 30 31 33 46 33 39 -7013F39
    0020: 46 36 34 32 41 7d F642A}


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Application Management
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 102
    Date: 24/02/2008
    Time: 3:57:16 PM
    User: XXXXXX\xx
    Computer: SILVER
    Description:
    The install of application OpenOffice.org 2.3 from policy Default Accounts Policy failed. The error was : Fatal error during installation.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Application Management
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 303
    Date: 24/02/2008
    Time: 3:57:16 PM
    User: XXXXXX\xx
    Computer: SILVER
    Description:
    The removal of the assignment of application OpenOffice.org 2.3 from policy Default Accounts Policy succeeded.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Application Management
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 108
    Date: 24/02/2008
    Time: 3:57:16 PM
    User: XXXXXX\xx
    Computer: SILVER
    Description:
    Failed to apply changes to software installation settings. Software changes could not be applied. A previous log entry with details should exist. The error was : Fatal error during installation.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Userenv
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1085
    Date: 24/02/2008
    Time: 3:57:16 PM
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: SILVER
    Description:
    The Group Policy client-side extension Software Installation failed to execute. Please look for any errors reported earlier by that extension.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    What I can't understand is how FireFox installs and uninstalls perfectly for any user, but OO doesn't. I've just started working with Server 2003 and AD and I have to set up a lot more software in the future. This seems to be a fairly common problem but I can't find any solutions to it!

    I've spent the last 13 hours trying to resolve this problem and I'm at my wits end. If anyone can help me, please do!

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Admin rights issue deploying OpenOffice by Group Policy

    if u wanna deploy any software u have to give a local administrator rights to the domain user u can doit in the local administrator

    if u need any more help plz post me

    Mohamad

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    • #3
      Re: Admin rights issue deploying OpenOffice by Group Policy

      +1 to what Mo said really.

      If you're deploying to a user then it will run with the user's credentials and admin privileges. Therefore if they're a local admin, then the software will install. If, however, they are a restricted user (as should be IMO) then the install will fail.

      Personally, I always deploy applications to computers rather than users. This way they run with the system account and can install just fine.

      Out of interest, why are you deploying to users rather than computers?
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      • #4
        Re: Admin rights issue deploying OpenOffice by Group Policy

        i would also take a look at these links for more information on deploying open office through Group policy.

        http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=497

        http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail_pf.asp?id=497

        and as stated previously you should assign the software to computer objects as opposed to users.



        also here are some links explaining software installation through group policies.

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102

        http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...lications.html
        Last edited by wiredteknologies; 22nd July 2008, 03:23.
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        • #5
          Re: Admin rights issue deploying OpenOffice by Group Policy

          Ah, Appdeploy.com. My favourite place for information on ... deploying applicaitons! lol
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