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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.

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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:

Attached File  runonce.JPG   19.49KB   219 downloads

That's all!

Edited by engert100, 08 September 2009 - 03:00 PM.

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In a .cmd file
SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "RunOnceEx - Testing Applications" /f
REG ADD %KEY% /v Flags /t REG_DWORD /d "20" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\1003 /VE /D "FileZilla 3.x.x" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\1003 /V 101 /D "CMD /C Start /Wait G:\APPS\FileZilla\Filezilla_autoit.exe" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\1003 /V 102 /D "CMD /C XCOPY \"G:\APPS\FileZilla\*.xml\" \"%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\" /I /H /R /Y" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\1014 /VE /D "WinRAR 3.90 X64" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\1014 /V 101 /D "CMD /C Start /Wait G:\APPS\Winrar_x64\winrar-x64-390.exe /s" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\1014 /V 102 /D "REGEDIT /S G:\APPS\Winrar_x64\Winrar_x641.reg" /f

rundll32.exe iernonce.dll,RunOnceExProcess
EXIT

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setupcomplete.cmd and FirstLogonCommands supposedly perform similar functions, though the latter has never worked for me. SetupComplete.cmd works beautifully, imo.


http://technet.micro...314(WS.10).aspx


http://www.msfn.org/...nds-t90863.html
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Can FirstLogonCommands and SetupComplete.cmd give you the nice GUI window?
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you can put your runonce.cmd lines in the setupcomplete.cmd

so you would still be doing


REG ADD %REGKEY% (with REGKEY being pointed at runonceex)

the cute window is the titles you set, just the same.

Edited by iamtheky, 10 September 2009 - 10:02 AM.

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Thanks for the tips.

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you can put your runonce.cmd lines in the setupcomplete.cmd

so you would still be doing


REG ADD %REGKEY% (with REGKEY being pointed at runonceex)

the cute window is the titles you set, just the same.


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.
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Runonceex may not be there by default but it works. I think you have to log in as an admin for it to kick off.

-- I'll verify that and get back to you, but I am fairly certain thats how my junk operates.
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The thing is that MS broke the iernonce.dll for a little while and also quit including the key by default. I copied a iernonce.dll from XP and used it quite awhile with same methods. My example above say's its alive and well in Vista SP2 64 bit and I have used it in Win Seven also.

I use both setupcomplete.cmd and FirstLogonCommands with Vista and Seven with no problems.
Am working on a ver of my app will better handle 64 bit right now.
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How did you get the background colour to change when it autologged on and started to process the RunOnceEx reg key?

Mine is black.

Cheers

Neil

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.

Attached File  WSIM.JPG   39.33KB   253 downloads

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:

Attached File  runonce.JPG   19.49KB   219 downloads

That's all!






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