Re: ADSM Install causes Win95 problem?

1997-12-19 10:41:49
Subject: Re: ADSM Install causes Win95 problem?
From: "Prather, Wanda" <PrathW1 AT CENTRAL.SSD.JHUAPL DOT EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 10:41:49 -0500
YES, I have had the ADSM install cause Win95 problems, but not exactly
what you describe:  Out of about 200 installs:

        *       Twice we have had problems where the InstallShield setup
just terminated in the middle of the setup.  This was on a PC that
already had a copy of the client.  Fixed by deleting old adsm files and
rebooting the PC.  Several times.

        *       Three times we have had clients with Win95 registry
errors shortly after the install.  (They weren't fatal, just display the
"registry has been corrupted, press OK to restore and reboot" message
from Win95.)

        *       On one PC the MSExchange client failed after installing
adsm,  due to a corrupted dll.  Problem went away when the dll was

        *       Twice the admin GUI client has appeared to install
correctly but would not work.  In both cases we found the dsmadm
executable to have the wrong number of bytes - copying the file from
another PC fixed the problem.

None of the problems were recreatable on another PC.  I suspect, but
can't prove, that these problems will NOT occur if the install is done
right after a clean reboot.

I also expect that it has to do with what .dll files are included in the
install.  I would like VERY much to know exactly which dll files are
replaced, and under what circumstances...  anybody have that

Wanda Prather
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
301-953-6000 X8769
wanda_prather AT jhuapl DOT edu

"Intelligence has much less practical application than you'd think."
              - Scott Adams/Dilbert

        From:   Bob Heerdink 972-604-2183 / 8-834 USEDS001 at
IBMMAIL[SMTP:useds001 AT ibmmail DOT com]
        Sent:   Thursday, December 18, 1997 3:34 PM
        To:     ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu
        Subject:        ADSM Install causes Win95 problem?

        Date: 29 October 97, 15:20:30 CST
        From: Bob Heerdink              972-604-2183 / 8-834 BOBH     at
        To:   INTERNET at IBMMAIL
        Subject:  ADSM Install causes Win95 problem?

        I have an experienced PC/LAN system administrator who suspects
ADSM overwrote
        or replaced certain WIN95 system files.
        He suspects this happened when he INSTALLED the ADSM 32 Bit
Client Windows
        Ver 2 Rel 1  0.9

        After he installed ADSM he rebooted and had these problems:
        The icons were rearranged, the background was changed and when
he tried to
        logon to an external domain he couldn't get his id validated.
        He advised me that his virual redirector was modified:
        This was detected by a logging program he has.

        I have installed the ADSM client on over 50 PC's running WFW
311, WIN/NT 4,
        and WIN95.  I have never seen ADSM affect anything else like
this.  Have I
        been lucky?  Or can I tell him that nobody else has it the ADSM
community has
        ever seen this behavior?

        Bob Heerdink, TeamVM (972)604-2183
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