[wpkg-users] WPKG-gp on 64-bit? Also, WPKG Client issues on Win7 and a wpkg.js bug
Brent A Nelson
brent at phys.ufl.edu
Tue Apr 6 01:07:50 CEST 2010
Has WPKG-gp 0.2 been tested on 64-bit systems? The MSI is 32-bit only;
will this work as a group policy extension on a 64-bit system?
I've tried and gotten nowhere; it's as if the extension doesn't exist
(although the settings for it load fine). I note that no entry for
WPKG-gp exists in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions\, although it does exist in the
I can run the WPKG-GP-Client.exe manually, and it runs, but for some
strange reason it tries to reinstall tons of things that are already
installed! Perhaps being a 32-bit app, or something else about how the
client sets up the environment, gives wpkg a different view of the system
such that it can not perform "uninstall" checks correctly.
Perhaps a 64-bit compile would solve both these issues?
Director of Computing
Dept. of Physics
University of Florida
PS I'm testing WPKG-gp, since WPKG Client 1.3.9 seems to be unreliable on
Windows 7. WPKG Client doesn't work at all if told to run at startup, and
installs often don't complete if told to run on shutdown (the shutdown
seems to complete even while an install is still happening). Plus, of
course, it would be nice if the user got feedback about what's going on
(hence the reason for the creation of WPKG-gp).
PPS While I'm at it, I'll mention that wpkg.js 1.1.2 can not reliably
process dozens of individual XML files, at least in the case of packages
definitions. We had to use the little merge script that was posted (on
the wiki?); otherwise, WPKG would simply not see several packages (and as
you add more packages, the ones that are invisible change). I believe it
did claim to read all the xml files. There's a bug in there somewhere.
Merged together into a packages.xml, though, wpkg has been great.
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