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Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, SoftGrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools by Jeremy Moskowitz

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4.7. Managing .MSI Packages and the Windows Installer

Users might occasionally want to install their own .MSI packages. Those packages can come on CDs from software vendors, like Microsoft (with an MSI packages such as Office 2003.) Or, perhaps you have MSI applications that you've created in house using a third-party "wrap-up" tool like WinInstall or Wise Installer.

To manually install an .MSI application on a workstation, you can either double-click the application or use a command-line tool called MSIEXEC to kick off (or repair) the installation.

This section explores the options when manually installing existing .MSI packages that you've deployed via Group Policy. As you've learned throughout the chapter, most of the things we need in order ...

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