[wpkg-users] Installing WPKG-start
m.chinn at gbrmpa.gov.au
Mon Jun 26 01:14:44 CEST 2006
Just a tip, you may want to run the service as a power user or above
rather than SYSTEM for a few reasons.
* You can use the account as the sole logon to a deployment share
removing the need to have nobody/guest logon access.
* Many scripted installs publish data to the %userprofile%, whilst
using SYSTEM I found a couple that publish to 'Default Profile' and some
that fail for this reason
* The event log is easier to parse (search by username)
* For interactive installers you can use the wpkg user and autologon
in a script (although there are some big security problems if you do this)
can anyone think of some more?
You can also wrap the wpkg.js in a .bat this allows you to run other checks
* Network location tests (for mobile users, eg Dont run wpkg if your
* Loops (eg: run wpkg, sleep 600, run again;)
Mark Cairney wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> I think the point in setting it up as a service is to allow package
> deployment even in environments where users don't have Admin rights.
> Running it from a registry key in the manner you've described would mean
> any software installation/uninstallation would be performed with the
> privileges of the user logging in.
> Hope this helps :)
> Petcher, Daniel wrote:
>> The website's Installation Instructions
>> <http://wpkg.org/index.php/Installation_instructions> try to set-up services
>> or scheduled tasks, but wouldn't a plain-old registry key be easier:
>> name="Install WPKG to run on each startup"
>> <install cmd="\\server\wpkg\software\WPKG-start\install.bat" />
>> <remove cmd='\\server\wpkg\software\WPKG-start\uninstall.bat' />
>> REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v WPKG /t REG_SZ
>> /d "\\server\wpkg\wpkg-start.bat"
>> REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v WPKG
>> Am I missing something?
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