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  • Hello,

    Our corporate network is slowly having more vista machines added on (basically, any XP boxes that break we reimage them with Vista as user punishment for breaking their PC)

    However, one thing I *really* miss is the ability in Vista to see the progress of startup scripts.

    Yes, I know there are GPO settings which can show the startup script "dos" window, but this is not what I want. In XP if I had a startup script that run an installer in "basic" mode (ie, progress bar only), I cannot do this in Vista. So after imaging a Vista machine, moving it to the correct area in AD so it gets all the software, I have no idea if it's finished installing the software

    Hopefully MS will change their mind and actually have this show up in Windows 7
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 8:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting.

     

    I know that you cannot run installer with a startup script in Windows Vista. If I have misunderstood you concern, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Based on my research, I would like to suggest the following:

     

    1.    To install software with Group Policy, you can try Group Policy Software Installation.

     

    Please refer to:

     

    How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102

     

    Group Policy Software Installation

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738151(WS.10).aspx

     

    2. Just for a test, please disable UAC on the Windows Vista client and check if the script will be applied then.

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks.

     


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Friday, June 12, 2009 7:35 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting.

     

    I know that you cannot run installer with a startup script in Windows Vista. If I have misunderstood you concern, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Based on my research, I would like to suggest the following:

     

    1.    To install software with Group Policy, you can try Group Policy Software Installation.

     

    Please refer to:

     

    How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102

     

    Group Policy Software Installation

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738151(WS.10).aspx

     

    2. Just for a test, please disable UAC on the Windows Vista client and check if the script will be applied then.

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks.

     


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Friday, June 12, 2009 7:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

     

    I just want to see how everything is going and if the information provided was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to drop me a note and I will be glad to help.

     

    Thanks!


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:12 AM
    Moderator