I've configured a Group Policy Object to install Adobe Reader X, but one machine keeps uninstalling the package on start-up - even if it is installed manually.
This one machine also doesn't show Reader as an installable app in Add/Remove programs.
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Remove the computer from the GPO. Manually uninstall (remove registry entries and related files BACKUP FIRST) Adobe Reader X on the target machine after a gpupdate /force and a reboot. Apply GPO to computer, gpupdate /force and reboot. This has worked for me with a different MSI that I was having a similar problem.
I have been in this state when using an MSI before, I now tend to use BAT files to install example below is for installing VLC to networked computers
IF NOT EXIST "C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" GOTO installer Exit :installer \\NETWORKPATH\SHARE\vlc-1.1.7-win32.exe /s EXIT
This checks if a file exists and if it does not then it will install the program.
This is simply a startup script used within a group policy :)