Our Administrator is running into the following issue when trying to push out the sqlany11.msi through group policies. Maybe someone can help?
Here's the issue in his own words: "I am trying to deploy sqlany11.msi using a Group Policy Object (GPO). I created the GPO logged in as a member of the administrator group on the Domain Controller (Windows Server 2008 R2). I also launch 'Group Policy Management Console' in elevated mode.
The object creation is as follows: 'Computer Configuration | Software Settings | Software Installation'. Right click Software Installation and from the context menu select 'New | Package'. Enter the complete UNC path to sqlany11.msi (located on different server) and select 'open'. I select deployment type as 'Assigned', then press Ok.
I get the following error: "Add operation failed. Unable to extract deployment information from the package. Run validation on the package to ensure that the package is correct""
Any help or insight on what is going on here would be greatly appreciated.
A similar question was lately asked in the sqlanywhere general newsgroup:
and was answered by Jeff Albion (iAnywhere Support) as follows:
answered 11 Dec '10, 14:12
How long (character length) is the path to the msi?
Sometimes this will fail out on a path that is over a certain character limit. Try locating the msi on the local machine or in a shorter path.
Could be permissions on the other server that are getting in the way. Again try it with the msi on the local machine.
answered 10 Dec '10, 22:23