[wpkg-users] why leave client service running?

Gregory Orange gregory.orange at rpsmetocean.com
Tue Feb 23 02:38:40 CET 2010

Thanks to both of you for your help, exactly what I was after. Between 
the two responses I'm now more sure of how Wpkg holds together and what 
I can do to poke and prod it to set it up just right for our systems. I 
think I'll go the way of a scheduled task to start the service which 
then stops itself after finishing its work.

I'll leave subinacl for now (we use it for allowing our staff to start 
OpenVPN on their laptops), since I'm not really expecting staff to 
manage their own software updates at all. Nifty idea though.

Thanks again for a great project.


Gregory Orange wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've just picked up Wpkg again after not really getting it going a few 
> years ago. I'm impressed by how easy it has been to install and get off 
> the ground. Thank you for such a great project, helping to fill in one 
> of Windows' biggest gaps: package management.
> I'm grateful also for the pre-built client, such that I don't have to 
> think about rolling my own deployment, and the GUI is good for 
> generating settings for the first time. My question: What is the point 
> in _not_ ticking "Stop the service when all actions are done"? Why would 
> I want the service running if I set the execution mode to be at system 
> startup?
> On a related note, what happens with computers that are never rebooted 
> or shut down? Is there some recommended way of getting their package 
> status synchronised?
> Cheers,
> Greg.
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