[wpkg-users] Running at shutdown

heiko.helmle at horiba.com heiko.helmle at horiba.com
Fri Feb 10 11:05:18 CET 2012

Hello Alan

> Does WPKG put messages to the screen, for example "do not shut down or
> power off, installing software"?

Windows Vista and later changed the logout and shutdown procedure. The 
mechanism the old wpkgclient is using doesn't work with Vista+. 
It is pretty much the same reason why wpkgclient can't delay logon any 
more.. It is still possible to delay shutdown (Acronis Trueimage for 
example delays shutdown for a few hours if a backup/validation is running) 
- but it's a different mechanism and wpkgclient would need to be updated.

> Do the msiexec progress bars get shown?

not possible on Vista+ - WPKG runs in a different session and (AFAIK) it 
is not possible to show dialogs in the active user session like in XP-.
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