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
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
Multiple registry entries are denoted by numbers that are located under the following registry subkey:
For example, the
following registry values are assigned to these entries:
- Configure the Windows Installer tab in the ProgramName Program Properties dialog box in SMS Administrator Console. This configuration determines how you distribute Office 2003.
- Distribute Office 2003.
- When the Windows Installer source list update cycle occurs
on the SMS 2003 client computers, the following registry changes are made:
In this example, the registry is modified for a
per-computer installation. For a per-user installation, the same modifications
are made under the following registry subkey:
For more information about the Windows Installer Source
Location Manager feature, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 905796 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003