engert100

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  1. HI. First, thank you for this great products. I have one question regarding batch files with WPI. Here is my scenario 1. I have the WPI folder on a network drive 2. I have an Adobe App ( as one example ) on a different network share. 3. Under "Install" folder in WPI i have a batch file which installs the Adobe app that exists in another network location. When i run this batch file by double clicking it, it works fine and it installs the app. Now comes the WPI question. Why doesn't the app work when i point the full path of the batch file under the "Commands" window? The command looks like this: "%wpipath%\Install\Adobe\FullCustomizedInstall.bat" If anyone can help me with this question is appreciated. thanks.
  2. Right, i am aware of what it is; i just can't find a good use for it. The big sell of Med-v is that you can run IE6. But we have no apps in our enviroment that require IE6 so i'm still wondering how i can put med-v to use.
  3. Not sure if anyone here has played around with MED-V, but what's the point of this program? I still can't find a good use for it yet. APP-V on the other hand is extreamly useful and it's being used extensively in our environement. Just wanted to get your thoughts on MED-V. Thanks.
  4. Hi, there are no errors relating to registry in the log file. This is how i call the tweaks in the batch file: REGEDIT /S \\myserver\myshare\Apps\Registry\Tweaks64.reg %windir%\syswow64\regedit.exe /S \\myserver\myshare\Apps\Registry\Tweaks64.reg The network drive is obviously mapped since all the other apps install, except registry tweaks.
  5. During my unattended install of Vista x64, i apply a bunch of tweaks that are run on the last step of RunOnceEx key. These tweaks do not apply for some reason, but if i go manually and double click the .reg file then they're all added and i can see the changes. During the unattended install i apply teaks twice using C:\Windows\Regedit.exe and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Regedit.exe . It still doesn't work. Has anyone encountered this issue before? Any ideas are appreciated.
  6. I see. So instead of adding the command line on Step 4 in W.S.I.M. you can add it in setupcomplete.cmd. Either way works i guess. My whole point with this thread was the RunOnceEx key which is removed from Vista. This sucks because runonceEx is really nice in my opinion and there is very little info online about this topic. I didn't know about setupcomple.cmd though, so thank you about that. I'll keep it in mind.
  7. Can FirstLogonCommands and SetupComplete.cmd give you the nice GUI window?
  8. Since there is very little to none information on the web regarding this topic, here are my findings: How do i get the nice GUI on Vista during app install? Fact: RunOnceEx key has be removed from Vista Registry Workaround: Create the Key manually ! 1. In W.S.I.M. insert a new Synchronous command in Pass 4 and point to your batch file (which can be either on your network share or locally) which will create the RunOnceEx key and add all the applications to be installed under that key. 2. Here's a sample of the code which will create the RunOnceEx key and add all apps in the registry: @ ECHO OFF REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RunOnceEx SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "Installing Applications & Settings" /f REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Mapping Network Drive" /f REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "NET USE Z: \\myserver\mysharename password /USER:mydomain\domainuser" /f REG ADD %KEY%\010 /VE /D "Installing Microsoft Office 2007" /f REG ADD %KEY%\010 /V 1 /D "\\myserver\myshare\Apps\Office07\setup.exe /adminfile Unattended.MSP" /f REG ADD %KEY%\010 /V 2 /D "\\myserver\myshare\Apps\Capicom\CAPICOM-KB931906-v2102.exe /Q:A /R:N" /f restart -r EXIT 3. Add another synchronous command in Pass 7 to AutoLogon as Administrator and this will produce: That's all!
  9. You are right. It takes too long to do updates over the network so i slipstreamed them instead. The only thing i install from the network is our corporate applications.
  10. So i guess it can't be slipstreamed. Why does Vista suck so much? I shouldn't bash it, it keeps me employed.
  11. Does anyone know if this Service Pack can be slipstreamed? Micro$oft said that in future service packs IT admins will have the ability to slipstream Service Packs.
  12. Does anyone know how to deploy this with WSUS? Microsoft says it can't be done.
  13. Solved! See here: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPo...3&SiteID=17
  14. Every OS sucks. Best thing to do is Protection. Having an old Widows might help a little but it still sucks.
  15. I know this is an old post, but i'm having the same problem and i've created a post here also: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPo...D=17&mode=1 Does anyone know how to resolve this?