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Software Updates like Java, RealPlayer etc. through Windows Steady State... RRS feed

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  • We are using steadystate 2.5 on windows XP pro SP3 as a means to create "training" kiosks at my workplace.  These training kiosks will have a generic logon and will be locked down so that very limited things can be done on them.

    I was wondering if there was a way to create exceptions in the software updates.xml in order to update programs that may not have an auto update solution.

    I found this solution for our symantec endpoint client...  However these other programs are not as commonly used and some of them do not have auto update utilities.

    Here is the software updates.xml entry I placed in for Symantec Endpoint 11:
    <software
        id="SymantecEP11"
        name="Symantec Endpoint Protection 11"
        detectionPath="SOFTWARE\Symantec\InstalledApps"
        detectionName="C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection"
        append="SescLU.exe"
        script="SCTSymantecEndpointUpdate.vbs"
        category="Anti-Virus"  />

    And then the VBS it refers to:
    ' ~~~ Force variables to be declared
    ' ~~~
    Option Explicit
    ' ~~~
    ' ~~~ Turn on error handling
    ' ~~~
    On Error Resume Next
    ' ~~~
    ' ~~~ Declare global variables
    ' ~~~
    Dim sNortonPath, oShell, strComputer, oWMIService, ColProcesses
    ' ~~~ Create objects
    Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell";)
    ' ~~~ Set application path
    sNortonPath = oshell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\LUALL.EXE\";)
    '~~~ Download Virus Signature
    call oShell.Run("""" & sNortonPath & """" & " -s", 0, True)
    ' ~~~ Wait 5 minutes
    WScript.Sleep (300000)

    • Changed type Sean Zhu - Friday, June 5, 2009 8:21 AM
    • Changed type Sean Zhu - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:33 AM
    Thursday, June 4, 2009 4:52 PM

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  • We are running into a probome with Endpoint 11 and Steady State.  I have the Disk Protection turned on I find that everytime the machine is rebooted Endpoint calls for updates and downloads the current updates, when tohe computer is restarted the updtaes are not retained and the download begins again.  It's causing a bandwidth issue for me.

    Will your solution address this, if so, can you provide more detailed instructions.  I'm not a programmer.

    Thanks

    KC

    Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:28 PM