[wpkg-users] Running WPKG as a service

Matt Miller mmiller at solutionsforprogress.com
Thu Sep 28 15:42:43 CEST 2006

I didn't set up the Samba server so I don't really know totally how it 
operates. And frankly I can never get Samba to do what I want...
We already had the Windows machines reboot in the middle of the night 
when I started working with WPKG, so it seemed easiest to add a line to 
run WPKG at the end of the startup script.

Jerry Haltom wrote:
> 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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