[wpkg-users] Running WPKG as a service

Matt Miller mmiller at solutionsforprogress.com
Wed Sep 27 19:04:57 CEST 2006

This is our setup almost exactly. We have every user log out when they 
leave and use a script to reboot our Windows machines nightly. This 
insures that WPKG runs, among other things.

Urs Rau wrote:
> Some background to my question. My problem with regards to different
> ways of running and stopping and restarting wpkg service seems to be
> mostly centred around the fact that in my environment, (xp pro
> workstations connected to linux samba PDC with active network mappings)
> I cannot have more than one user credential active with mappings against
> the server. So it's a case of one or the other. So if the user has
> logged in to the server and has his or her network drives mapped against
> the PDC, as automatically done by the network logon script, then I can't
> run a scheduled run of 'wpkg.js /synchronize' using different, 'network
> - admin - access - privileged', user credentials against the same samba
> pdc server.
> So the 'only' way I have found wpkg service working for me is when set
> to startup as a service that has specific privileged
> network username and password set for the service. But this means
> the wpkg.js is not run often enough to pickup changes, unless I also
> start interfering more with how often people restart their workstations.

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