Issues Assigning App Server Client in Active Directory

Discussion in 'Parallels Remote Application Server' started by mcsween, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. mcsween

    mcsween Guest

    I have customized the .msi for the App Server Client with ORCA and assigned the application to computers in my domain.

    When the app gets installed on the next restart the server and backupserver are blank as if I was using the default .msi. When I install interactivly using the same .msi I used to assign the app all the settings are there.

    Anyone see this before/know how to fix it.

    Using AD running on W2k3 Servers with all R2 schema updates. AD is running in Windows 2000 native mode.
  2. McShinsky

    McShinsky Guest

    Seen it too

    I have also seen this. I modified the MSI and then assigned it, but the changes did not stick. Potentially a MST will work instead of modifying the MSI. I am going to attempt this.
  3. mcsween

    mcsween Guest

    I have established the problem, however, will need to be fixed by 2x. When deploying the application all app settings are written to HKCU portion of the registry, however, when the app is being installed there is no user logged on so there is nothing to write to the registry.

    I'm thinking the best method to fix this is to have the app write it's settings to HKLM portion of the registry during the install, that could be the "default" settings for the application. If it's modified by a user then the changes are written to HKCU and a compare would have to take place between HKCU and HKLM when starting the applicaiton to determine what the users' actual settings would be.
  4. Cedric

    Cedric Guest

    Yes this issue is being handled by 2X Team and will be fixed.
  5. Cedric

    Cedric Guest

    A workaround for this problem till an update for this issue:

    *** Using MS AD 2003 ***

    Assign the software installation with 'User Configuration' in the group policy settings. [Instead of assigning with 'Computer Configuration']

    Select Deployment Method: Advanced
    Deployment Type: Assigned
    Deployment options: Install this application at Logon

    - These options would solve the problem mentioned in the previous posts. The only concern about this workaround is that this type of policy needs to be assigned to users. The problem with [computer assigned policies] is that 'Auto-install ... ' is the only deployment option method allowed and this would cause problems for 2X ApplicationServer client registry settings.
  6. RatCatcher

    RatCatcher Guest

    Hi there - any idea when this issue will be resolved? I am planning a large scale deployment via group policy and i need to edit the properties of the application.

  7. Cedric

    Cedric Guest

    Yes this issue is already fixed and currently it is being tested (internally). It will be available next week as a beta version.

    I'll give you more details when this is available. (next week)
  8. Cedric

    Cedric Guest

    Please find the latest beta release which fixes the mentioned issue.

    [BUILD 142] ... Client.msi

    With this release the registry settings are installed in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\2X\AppServerClient by default [This is kind of
    template] Then each installation for each client; the registry settings will
    be copied from the HKLM to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\2X\AppServerClient
    [these will be changed according to the client settings].

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