MSI deployment via GPO in Win Server 2012R2 fails due to "Add operation failed. Unable to extract deployment information from the package. Run..."
According to this source
the MSI must be changed (some localization/laguages removed) prior to deployment. That is a very unconvenient obstacle.
I believe users and admins would highly appreciate official MSIs which can be taken "as is" without any further local modifications.
Any chance you fix this in the future?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download the official MSI
2. try to deploy it via GPO
working MSI deployment
User Profile Reset: No
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/56.0.2924.87 Safari/537.36
This is not our bug.
And discussion of the short-comings of the MS MSI installer packaging are that we would have to give up our interactive multi-language packaging support to fit the limited 254 ch string length that GPO can process.
There is no requirement to repackage for admins needing GPO deployment as affected admins are expected to modify the msi package anyway to eliminate multi-language support in the package not appropriate to their locale.
See dupe bug, https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45750#c16
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 45750 ***