[wpkg-users] WPKG Installer

Daniel Delattre delattre at engmail.uwaterloo.ca
Tue Sep 19 18:37:33 CEST 2006

Here's the command line:

msiexec /qn /i WPKGSetup.msi PATH="\\server\wpkg" FILE="wpkg.js"
EXECUSER="SYSTEM" PARAMETERS="/synchronize /nonotify /quiet"

BTW, we use several startup scripts already and I really would like this to
run as a service.

Thank you.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tomasz Chmielewski [mailto:mangoo at wpkg.org]
> Sent: September 19, 2006 11:06 AM
> To: delattre at engmail.uwaterloo.ca; wpkg
> Subject: Re: [wpkg-users] WPKG Installer
> Daniel Delattre wrote:
> > I will send you the command line once I'm back in my office, later
> today.
> >
> > We have been experiencing a lot of errors, uncomplete installs and
> strange behaviours with MS gpo installs. Mainly due to loss of intelligent
> installs (I.e. Hardware differences, hooks to other software, etc)
> >
> > If the scaling works out well, we will be using it to distribute approx
> 150+ software packages to approx 1500+ workstations.
> >
> > This will be locked down lab computers and semi-locked down staff and
> faculty machines.
> >
> > If we go this route, I will be more then happy to share our setup,
> scripts, built-on GUI's, web tools and software package install xml's.
> I will be happy to help you with any problems.
> If you're using Active Directory, the easiest you can do is to start a
> script each time the workstation boots, as described here:
> http://wpkg.org/index.php/WPKG_with_Active_Directory
> Basically, assign a given OU a script (let's call it
> \\AD-server\path\to\WPKG\wpkg-start.bat), with that content:
> cscript \\server\path\to\WPKG\wpkg.js /synchronize /quiet /nonotify
> And that's it!
> Of course, I would be also glad to hear how the WPKG MSI installs and
> how it works.
> --
> Tomasz Chmielewski
> http://wpkg.org

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