I have figure out all of my issues with installing Spark using the MSI and Group Policy.
For a long time I have been working to solve the last of my issues which is Spark was requiring admin rights for the user for the first run…
I have solved that…
Create admin install
edit msi using orca
create new transform
add 2 new custom actions
a. first action adds full control for the local group “Users” to the %programfiles%\spark folder
cacls.exe “[ProgramFilesFolder]Spark” /E /G Users:F
b. sencond aciion adds full control for the local group “Users” to the %programfiles%\spark\lib folder
cacls.exe “[ProgramFilesFolder]Spark\lib” /E /G Users:F
add the custom actions to the install sequence
save the transform
create the GPO to push using the admin image and trnasform file.
If anyone wants more details let me know…
I also used the same transform to remove the desktop icon…