[wpkg-users] Running WPKG as a service

Jerry Haltom wasabi at larvalstage.net
Wed Sep 27 21:24:01 CEST 2006

Curiously, why does your Samba have problems with this? I've never
experienced that.

On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 13:04 -0400, Matt Miller wrote:
> 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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