[wpkg-users] wpkg installer silent option

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Sun Jan 28 19:47:51 CET 2007

Michael J. Kidd wrote:
> Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>>> But I can't see the debug output of wpkg.js just the installer gui of
>>> the program currently installing?
>> It depends on the flags you start wpkg.js with.
>> If you start it with /quiet, it the output will be logged to the eventlog.
>> If you start i with /debug flag, you will see the output in the cmd.exe 
>> console.
> Actually, it's been my experience that it shows the Console and any
> program GUI's that may pop up ONLY if the system is logged in on the
> console.  During the Delayed Log-on process of WPKG service, no
> additional info is shown aside from the alternating messages from the
> WPKG service.

Yes, it works like that.
Someone has to log in to see any additional GUI.

> I'd really like to have the other items shown during the delayed log on.
> Is this possible some way?  ( I know if you use start-up scripts from
> AD, any GUI's or consoles generated by the scripts running is shown
> before user login. )

Probably it's possible, but I guess there are "more pressing" issues :)

What would be the point of it, anyway? If you want to see the GUI for 
debugging purposes, just disable the logon delay.

Yes, AD indeed shows the GUI of programs which are executed as scripts.
Which is dangerous IMO, as an unprivileged user can possibly click 
"Cancel" or any other dialogs shown by the installer, or even execute 
programs as SYSTEM (if I remember well, this is the case with Macromedia 
Dreamweaver, which after installation executes Internet Explorer showing 
some readme file).

Tomasz Chmielewski

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