[wpkg-users] windows 7 problem with one package
gmane at tippingmar.com
Tue Apr 27 19:56:00 CEST 2010
On 4/26/2010 11:41 PM, heiko.helmle at horiba.com wrote:
> > I have a simple package that installs an engineering program. It
> > looks like this:
> > <package id="retainpro" name="Retain Pro 9" revision="2">
> > <check type="uninstall" condition="versiongreaterorequal"
> path="Retain Pro 9"
> > value="2009.9" />
> > <install cmd='"%SOFTWARE%\RetainPro\RP9_SETUP.exe" /s' />
> > <upgrade cmd='"%SOFTWARE%\RetainPro\RP9_SETUP.exe" /s' />
> > </package>
> > This works on all my XP machines. On Win 7 it works fine if run
> > from a command
> > prompt using wpkg in debug mode. But if run at boot time it hangs
> > and does not
> > return. This does not appear to be the "protected desktop" problem
> > discussed, because if I log in as administrator immediately after
> > bootup I do not see
> > the message about "Interactive Services Detection".
> This is a shot in the dark - is "show gui" activated in the wpkg
> service? I had several packages behave oddly when this was not active
> (stalling or failing).
I never thought of that. On your suggestion I tried showing the GUI, but the results
were the same. Except that now the Interactive Services Detection does indicate that
a process needs some user interaction. When I try to display the window, I see only
two black boxes, without any text or buttons. One of the boxes is probably cscript.
The other may hold the answer to the problem, but I cannot see it.
> Does this behaviour occur also if you start the service manually ("sc
> start wpkgservice") some minutes after full bootup? Reason is that at
> bootup services in Win7 can be deferred - this may change behaviour.
Good idea. To test this I changed wpkg client to run at shutdown. Unfortunately, no
change in the result.
> Last step would be watching the install with Process Explorer and/pr
> Process Monitor.
Good idea. I started process explorer after the install hung. I tried to bring it to
the front, but it said there were no visible windows to display.
> Best Regards
Thanks for the suggestions.
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