I have recently come across two msi packages that will not install when built into a standard MSI application object. If I set the interface for FULL so I can see things, I get message that one must be an administrator to install. NALNTSRV.EXE is installed and running. Other items that required Admin authority still install just fine on these machines.

One is install_flash_player_active_x.msi for Flash Player 9c
The other is jre.1.5.0_12.msi for Java.

I can get both to install by running msiexec with appropriate command line parameters from a "Run Before Distribution" script. I have to copy the files locally first, then kick off the install. All seems a little messy.

Anybody else seen this? Any better solutions?

Herb Smith