This article describes an example of how the Windows Installer Source Location Manager feature modifies the registry in Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. This example shows how the registry is modified for a per-computer installation.
The follow example shows how the Windows Installer Source Location Manager modifies the registry when you use a custom tranform file to install Microsoft Office 2003 on SMS client computers.
You create a custom transform file (.mst) to install Office 2003. You add source locations, such as R:\Office and \\SERVER1\SHARE1\OFFICE, to the file.
You run the custom transform file to manually install Office 2003 on SMS 2003 client computers from the \\SERVER2\SHARE2\OFFICE share.
After Office 2003 is installed, the LastUsedSource registry entry contains the \\SERVER2\SHARE2\OFFICE registry value. The LastUsedSource registry entry is located under the following registry subkey: