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Setting to show "Installing Managed Software..." message on startup? RRS feed

  • Question

  • On previous versions of Windows (XP for sure) when I would push out an application (.msi) via a GPO, when the package was being installed (after a restart) an informative message like "Installing Managed Software Adobe Acrobat Reader..." would display as the system started while the software install was in progress. 

    Windows 7 just seems to say "Please Wait".  The software installs just fine, but I'd like my users to be aware of why it occassionally takes a bit for their system to start before they can login.  Is there a way to enable the more descriptive messages in Windows 7?

    Thanks in advance.

    Friday, May 13, 2011 8:09 PM

Answers

  • Actually it is possible.

    After some digging, I found that there is a GPO setting to make our Win7 systems show the "Installing Managed Software..." and other messages. It is:

    Computer Configuration-->Policies-->Administrative Templates-->System-->Verbose vs normal status messages (Set to enabled).


    • Marked as answer by Tim_CMU Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:07 PM
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:06 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    As far as I know, this behavior is by design. We cannot change this manually.

     

    Alex Zhao


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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:29 AM
  • Actually it is possible.

    After some digging, I found that there is a GPO setting to make our Win7 systems show the "Installing Managed Software..." and other messages. It is:

    Computer Configuration-->Policies-->Administrative Templates-->System-->Verbose vs normal status messages (Set to enabled).


    • Marked as answer by Tim_CMU Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:07 PM
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:06 PM
  • hi Tim,

    Thanks for figuring out. :(

    Alex Zhao


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    Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:24 AM