natan770

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  1. You can also use an opensource alternative to Symantec Ghost . => PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost) http://ping.windowsdream.com Natan
  2. Understood. Well, we advertised for big accounts, such as Total or Societe Generale or Dassault... but there's a point we've missed in the discussion : in all cases, we keep a repository, with packages in read-only for all users. Of course, when making a run-once switchless installer, you'd choose to delete the msi. Then, sure, don't advertise.
  3. Yes we advertise the apps. We've deployed hundreds of apps, all of them with advertised shortcuts, and I have NEVER EVER seen the slightest problem with that. Which problem have you got, anyway ?!
  4. Great tutorial ! only one thing : I'd really advocate advertised shortcuts. When working with AD and GPO, they are mandatory. In all cases, they can trigger the package to repair, etc.
  5. Hi; on my configuration, I've had to add 2 merge modules for Desktop Sidebar to install correctly. The modified package can be found here: http://repository.windowsdream.com/Applica...1.05.111-EN.exe (unzip with 7-zip if you want to get the MSI directly). MS C Runtime Library 7.1 MS C++ Runtime Library 7.1 Regards, Natan http://www.windowsdream.com
  6. Hello, I've looked into the package... replayed the setup install, too. Though the install process launches commands to apply language settings, I could not find the command. The doc inside the C:\program files\... rep says that you can launch bsplayer.exe with a lang parameter, and the lang subfolder contains language files. This seemed to prove that one could prepare customized shortcuts, launching the appli in whatever language you wanted. But, I've tried it, and this did not work. Any one has better results ? Maybe the functionallity has not been implemented yet, and the setup needs to be reexecuted, thus this would mean that you'd have to make a Russian MSI package. Natan
  7. If only drivers didn't have to be installed, or if only our users were all admins... printers are a real problem here in my company. I'd be interested in any working solution enabling standard users (no admin, no power user) to install any new printer on their XP computers, even if drivers have to be installed. Have found no other working solution so far. Regards Natan
  8. why do ya need em? Maybe OSes have already been deployed and he'd like to deploy a package with the printer's driver WITHOUT having to reinstall Windows everywhere. Can nLite do this ? No. Then, no need to be rude... Miller, have a package copy files around the printer driver's .INF in a temp directory. Then, call a VBS custom action to do something similar to this : dim WshShell, KYOCERA, PPath, PUser, PPass set WshShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") KYOCERA = Split(Session.Property("CustomActionData"), ";")(0) PPath = Split(Session.Property("CustomActionData"), ";")(1) PUser = Split(Session.Property("CustomActionData"), ";")(2) PPass = Split(Session.Property("CustomActionData"), ";")(3) 'Install the drivers. ' CMD = "rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ia /m " & chr(34) & "Kyocera Mita FS-1900" & chr(34) & " /h " & chr(34) & "Kyocera" & chr(34) & " /f " & chr(34) & KYOCERA & "oemsetup.inf" & chr(34) 'Dont keep the (of course non-keypath) source files installed 'by the package in a temp directory. ' CMD = CMD & " & rd /S/Q " & chr(34) & KYOCERA & chr(34) 'Connect to the printer. ' CMD = CMD & " & net use " & PPath & " /user:" & PUser & " " & PPass 'Install it locally. ' CMD = CMD & " & rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /n" & PPath & " /j" & chr(34) & "LanMan Print Services" & chr(34) CMD = CMD & " & net stop " & chr(34) & "print spooler" & chr(34) CMD = CMD & " & net start " & chr(34) & "print spooler" & chr(34) CMD = CMD & " & sleep 5" 'Open the Spool, so to open the printer queue. ' CMD = CMD & " & rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n" & PPath CMD = CMD & " & sleep 15" 'Close the printer queue window. ' CMD = CMD & " & taskkill /F /im rundll32.exe" 'Uninstall the locally-installed printer --drivers and rights 'to reinstall, this printer as others using the same drivers, 'will remain for all the users of the station. ' CMD = CMD & " & rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /gd /n" & PPath CMD = CMD & " & net stop " & chr(34) & "print spooler" & chr(34) CMD = CMD & " & net start " & chr(34) & "print spooler" & chr(34) 'Remove the net mapping. ' CMD = CMD & " & net use " & PPath & " /d" 'Background task to kill the printer queue window, whatever happens. ' WshShell.run "cmd.exe /c sleep 60 & taskkill /F /IM rundll32.exe", 2, False WshShell.run "cmd.exe /c sleep 600 & taskkill /F /IM rundll32.exe", 2, False 'Launch the commands, in the right order. ' WshShell.run "cmd.exe /c " & CMD, 2, True set WshShell = Nothing As you can see, in the case of this driver, there was a need to REALLY install an existing printer. I did so, and wrote code to uninstall the printer afterwards. The drivers remain on the system; this works. Regards, Natan http://winner.windowsdream.com -- Windows Is Not Necessary for Everyone's RIS http://dvdgen.windowsdream.com -- Burn your own complete and unattended Windows installer on a DVD http://updater.windowsdream.com -- Auto-update your PC with freeware/opensource http://ping.windowsdream.com -- Partimage Is Not Ghost http://www.windowsdream.com -- Corporate homepage.
  9. LOL, what kind of a newbie are you ? You are right to suggest a .ini would pre-reply questions related to network and repository location. This improvement will be done very soon. Natan
  10. Hi LaptoniC; there are two installations: the server part, I mean the setup of the RIS server itself, which cannot be much easier than the 3-step howto... ...and there's of course the installation of Windows itself, on the client side. Yes, there are questions -- maybe 7 or 8, depending you're booting an ISO or PXE. But the key point is: all questions are raised at the beginning of the install process, you can reply to all them in 5 miutes. And the rest of the install is unattended. Many of these questions are features, only permitted by the choice of a Linux Preinstall Environment. For instance, the user is asked for the name of the PC, which makes park management easier. The interest of a Linux Preinstall Environment is detailed on the home page of the project => http://winner.windowsdream.com. I believe that because the whole process makes use of the DVD Generator, admins implementing a WINNER architecture get the choice, either to keep to defaults (this, even a newbie can do, definitely), either to customize the master (no more newbie, then). Have you tried to build this architecture ?
  11. Hi; I'm pleased to finally announce the release of a complete Howto explaining how everyone can install a full-working RIS architecture on a LAN, with no mandatory Windows server. And even, with no Windows XP source at all. And even, with no paying software at all. Better that you look at it by yourselves. http://winner.windowsdream.com Regards, Natan http://winner.windowsdream.com -- Windows Is Not Necessary for Everyone's RIS http://dvdgen.windowsdream.com -- Burn your own complete and unattended Windows installer on a DVD http://updater.windowsdream.com -- Auto-update your PC with freeware/opensource http://ping.windowsdream.com -- Partimage Is Not Ghost http://www.windowsdream.com -- Corporate homepage.
  12. Hi; just packaged BS Player 139.829. It's available here : http://repository.windowsdream.com/Applica...-139.829-EN.exe To get the MSI, uncompress the EXE with 7-Zip. Note: bundled WhenU-Save adware has been removed. Regards Natan http://repository.windowsdream.com -- All available packages
  13. Hi Telenut! hehe... well, two DHCP on the same LAN are bounce to conflict. You've got 3 solutions, though: Add RIS to your Windows Server, so you can serve WINNER or PING from this server (and necessary files can be shared on any other box, only kernel / initrd.gz / pxelinux.0 / pxelinux.cfg\default need to be stored on the server). Modify the config of the DHCP of your Windows Server, so it assigns IPs to everyone, except some computers (MAC Address can be used for this purpose). And the same should be done on the second DHCP server. But the problem here is that, to my knowledge, TFTPD32's DHCP server is too light to support MAC Address filtering. So, you'd have to install a second Windows Server for your tests. Use a bootable DVD rather than RIS. The WINNER Howto tells about the burning of such a DVD. Hope it helps... Natan
  14. Hi Pirrup; No; if you've got a Windows 2003 server with DHCP, then you don't need TFTPD32. You'd better enable RIS service on the server. There's probably many tutorials about the setting up of a RIS server on Win 2003 on MSFN. Here there's one too: http://www.adminprep.com/articles/default....ow&articleid=43 If you want to use TFTPD32 on the Win 2003 server, then disable the DHCP of Windows, because both may conflict. Regards Natan
  15. Hi; I'm pleased to finally announce the release of a complete Howto explaining how everyone can install a full-working RIS architecture on a LAN, with no mandatory Windows server. And even, with no Windows XP source at all. And even, with no paying software at all. Better that you look at it by yourselves. http://winner.windowsdream.com Regards, Natan http://winner.windowsdream.com -- Windows Is Not Necessary for Everyone's RIS http://dvdgen.windowsdream.com -- Burn your own complete and unattended Windows installer on a DVD http://updater.windowsdream.com -- Auto-update your PC with freeware/opensource http://ping.windowsdream.com -- Partimage Is Not Ghost http://www.windowsdream.com -- Corporate homepage.