[wpkg-users] WPKG client service script error on clean

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Sat Feb 27 13:13:46 CET 2010

Vasaris wrote:
> Hi,
>> On 27.02.2010 09:41, Vasaris wrote:
>>>> You can also try http://wpkg.org/files/client/beta/1.3.14/ - although there were almost no changes in machine account handling code.
> Sorry, but the server is now experiencing some sort of problems. I cannot download beta-client, as the server drops connections right on the beggining of the download, or after some Kb are downloaded. And the download is extremly slow. I think you should check this out.

Again, works here - most likely a problem on your side.
But someone else could recommend if it works for them or not.

> \> > I will do that for sure. I would like to clarify - do I have to make the trasform with the Properties table additional record, pointing to settings.xml file, or else .msi package install will fail?
>> I think instead of wasting time on creating a transform file (too bad AD does not let you specify MSI parameters)
> OK.
>> you can just run a AD script:
>> cscript \pathtowpkg.js /install:wpkg
>> Easy enough.
> Sorry, but I do not know whats does this accomplishes? Installs the client? Or runs the WPKG normal cycle?
> I would rather stick to MSI packages, as they allow seemless upgrade, when new version is out. If it is not possible, I think, that server-mode deployment is better then.

If you have "wpkg" package defined (including WPKG Client), it will 
install WPK Client.

As AD is not able to handle MSI parameters (although it is advertised 
that "it handles MSI"), or install exe and such, this was one of 
motivations to write WPKG.

 From experience, you'll have to decide if you want to use AD to deploy 
packages or WPKG.
If you decide to use both, you'll likely to get confused one day, when 
WPKG will install some package, then AD will remove it, then WPKG will 
install it, and so on.

If you want seamless upgrades using MSI and parameters, Microsoft 
recommends you to migrate to SMS.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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