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  1. rendrag, So, you think psense would be the way to go regarding a router OS? Regarding the total amount of computers, it just seemed throughout the years with the kids getting older, and with the gaming consoles and them wanting their own pc's my collection just grew. lol
  2. tain, Thank you for the advice. I have cat 6 cable I am going to laydown, and I have a Dlink gig switch. I do have the jetway that has dual gig nics, and I have tried Untangle but it constantly froze. So, I was thinking psense as I have read a bit on it and keeping the linksys (that has ddwrt) and using it like a bridge for wifi devices in the house. Any thoughts or opinions on that?
  3. Hello All, Like a lot of folks I have managed, throughout the years to expand my home network, with the likes of either gaming consoles or laptops or pc's for the kids. Below you'll see an image of my setup with what I want to do.(The router and the Linksys are moved around as that's the way I would like to set it up.) My router is a Linksys WRT54G - running DD-WRT. I recently wanted to delve into actually hard wiring all my devices. I wanted to actually build a router, I have read about pSense, and coyote Linux, I am presently playing around with unTangle, which I have to say I am having issues with it freezing. It's built on JetWay NC81. I have 2 gig Ram and I am using an sata 60 gig 2.5 harddrive, oh and a AMD+2 processor. I suppose I am asking opinions on what route I should take. I wanted to keep the DD-WRT for the wifi capability for things like the PSP and iPhones. I mainly want to stream media @ home. I hope I didn't lose anyone with my convoluted rambling, but I wanted your opinions. Another thing I am running Vista on most of the PC's and I was thinking of either adding WHS or Win2k8 for a File Server. Ok now I'm done. Thanking you all in advance,
  4. Hello All, I had a quick question. I see that AutoIt seems to the way to go for a lot of software, but I really have no knowledge in scripting, so I have no idea as to what the commands mean in the script. I have installed the latest version of Nero 7 by changing the entries in the SFX, by using WinRar. It looks like this; ;The comment below contains SFX script commands Setup=setupx.exe /qb /norestart INSTALLDIR1="%ProgramFiles%\1-Applications\Nero 7" SERIALNUM_USERVAL="xxxxxx " AGREETOLICENSE="True" Path=%temp%\NeroDemo11015 Silent=1 Overwrite=1 Title=Nero 7 family=Nero 7 I definitely want it to install in that directory, how can I add that to the script? I also worked on a cleanup batch file last night. I had no idea what I was doing, and it took me about 2 hours to get it right. Mazin, actually started me off with a few lines to add to my existing cleanup.cmd, so I wanted to say thanks mazin. I then took it and ran with it. All it does is makes some directorys, renames some shortcuts and moves them to some folders that I want. So, if someone can eyeball it, and tell me what they think or how I could improve it, I'd be greatly appreciative. Oh and rado354, and kof94, helped me, and pointed me to the AutoIt website. I saw a book there,"Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book, Third Edition". Any thoughts about this book? (I have the first edition, I don't know how it got in my library, but I found it yesterday.) Should I get this one? Thanking all of you in advance. cmdow @ /HID shutdown.exe -r -f -t 60 -c "Windows XP will now restart in 1 minute..." net user aspnet /delete MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Microsoft Office" REN "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.lnk" "Outlook.lnk" Copy "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Microsoft Office\Outlook.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Outlook.lnk" REN "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Excel 2003.lnk" "Excel.lnk" Copy "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Microsoft Office\Excel.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Excel.lnk" REN "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Word 2003.lnk" "Word.lnk" Copy "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Microsoft Office\Word.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Word.lnk" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Foxit Reader" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Foxit Reader" REN "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.lnk" "Foxit.lnk" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Foxit.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Foxit.lnk" #MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Mozilla Firefox" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\1-Applications\Firefox" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\Mozilla Firefox.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Mozilla Firefox.lnk" MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\2-Multimedia" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Elaborate Bytes" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\2-Multimedia\Elaborate Bytes" REN "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\CloneDVD2.lnk" "CloneDVD.lnk" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\CloneDVD.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\CloneDVD.lnk" #MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\2-Multimedia" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\SlySoft" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\2-Multimedia\Slysoft" Move "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\AnyDVD.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AnyDVD.lnk" #MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\2-Multimedia" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Nero 7 Premium" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\2-Multimedia\Nero 7 Premium" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\Nero StartSmart.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Nero StartSmart.lnk" MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Diskeeper Corporation" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox\Diskeeper corporation" Copy "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Diskeeper.lnk" #MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox" move "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\PowerISO" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox\PowerISO" move "%userProfile%\Desktop\PowerISO.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PowerISO.lnk" #MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox" move "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WinRar" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox\WinRar" Copy "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox\WinRar\WinRar.lnk" "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\WinRar.lnk" #MD "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox" move "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Powertoys for Windows XP" "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\3-Toolbox\Powertoys for Windows XP" DEL "%systemroot%\*.bmp" DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\*.jpg" DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\*.scr" DEL "%systemroot%\system32\*.scr" DEL "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Windows Update.lnk" DEL "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Set Program Access and Defaults.lnk" DEL "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Windows Catalog.lnk" DEL "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Media Player.lnk" DEL "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Movie Maker.lnk" RD "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WinRar" RD /S /Q %systemdrive%\drivers\ RD /S /Q %systemdrive%\apps\ EXIT
  5. SWEET, and I went to that AutoIt site and it suggested "Windows Admin Scripting Little Black Book". They posted the second edition. But, I looked through my own library, because the black book part rang a bell, and viola I have the first edition. Don't remember why I got it, but I have it. So, that should be a good place to start, right? I also, have a couple of VB books too. Come, to think of it, how the h3ll did I get these books? Sorry, thinking aloud!lol
  6. I compiled the file. So, I'm guessing I have to put it in my Runonceex.cmd file like this? REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "FoxIt Reader 2.0" /f REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\install\apps\FoxIt\FoxIt.exe" /f
  7. I'm not familiar on how to make the script run, as I'm not familiar with AUTOIT. How can I implement that in the RunOnceEx.cmd file? Also, I had two off topic questions. First question, I have a few programs that are NULLSOFT packaged. I found this out using the Installer Tools. When I right clicked the executible this is what I got. Nullsoft ® Installer setup.exe /Option (All switches MUST be upper case. No double quotes) Install Options /D=x:\dirname Install program to path. /NCRC Skip CRC check. Display Options /S Silent mode. CMenu Options AutoIt Usage Create the Au3 template script. Edit any variables at the start of the script, and add shortcuts, that require deletion. Refer to the CMenu Help Guide. It displays sample highlighted items, to edit. Compile the script, into an exe, and keep it with the installer. Run the compiled exe, to install. Command line Usage To silently install, use the switch: Setup.exe /S I tried it with the /S switch, and I still had to interact with the prog to install it. I also, tired the /D=x:\dirname, and that didn't work at all. Then I saw the CMenu options for AutoIt. How can I make the script to make this prog run? (I did read the help me file, but it wasn't helpful to me). Second question, I also checked the TweakUI and this is what I got back; InstallShield 2003 ® Installer setup.exe /Option Install Options /a Add following parameters to the archived msi. /v Parameters used after this, are passed to the *.msi inside a package. Display Options /s Silent install *.exe packaged. /qn Silent install *.msi. /qb Silent install *.msi with progress window. User Options AutoIt Usage Create the Au3 template script. Edit any variables at the start of the script, and add shortcuts, that require deletion. Refer to the CMenu Help Guide. It displays sample highlighted items, to edit. Compile the script, into an exe, and keep it with the installer. Run the compiled exe, to install. ; If extraction chosen, then run Identity Installer again, when complete. Command line Usage To silently install, use: setup.exe /s /v"/qn" To silently install, if installer extracted, then use: setup.msi /qn I tried all the switches in there and I still didn't get it to install, any ideas on how I can make this work? I would greatly appreciate any help.
  8. You truly are aMAZIN!!!!!! I really am greatful. Being that this pc is my very own, the decision was easy!!! I just wanted to thank you for your patience, and your support. You could have just as easily, told me it can't be done, or mocked my ignorance, but you chose to take the time out, and educate a perfect stranger. It may seem like a small gesture to you, but it's a big one for me. I hope that when I am finally done with my unattended cd, I hope that I can help someone as you've helped me. Thank you. Oh and I'll keep you abreast to how things go.
  9. So, being that /GROUP, is for INNO installs only, is there a way that I can create the 3 folders (1-Applications, 2-Multimedia, 3-Toolbox), and then have the folders created in the startmenu moved to these folders? I'm thinking a batch file, that would run after the complete install, and move the folders over. (Of course, I have no idea of scripting, so forgive my ignorance).
  10. Made a mistake with install, will reinstall and post results later.
  11. Mazin, I was wondering how would I put that in the RunOnceEx.cmd file? Is it like this? Foxit.reg, being the code you provided for the application, stored in the %SystemDrive%? Oh and one more thing, what the h3ck, is the /f switch stand for?
  12. Ctrl-X, thank you so much for your direction. I made some modifications, to the runonceex.cmd file, and ran it. I looked into the registry, and I was able to see not only the entries of the applications, but the path of the executibles as well I am doing a test run on my virtual pc as we speak. I'll keep you abreast as to the outcome.
  13. Thank you Ctrl-X for your answer. I greatly appreciate your time. I wanted to be able to install programs icons in specific folders, in the start menu. For example; Here is the default Target: c:\Program Files\GetDiz\GetDiz.exe Here is where I would like the Target to be: c:\Program Files\3-Toolbox\GetDiGetDiz.exe So, mazin suggested I use the /Group switch like so; The problems I am having right now are finding the right switches, and where exactly do the quotations go, and how I can use the /GROUP switch for the following apps; FoxIt Reader Diskeeper 10 FireFox WinRar 3.20 CloneDVD AnyDVD Nero Ultra 7 TweakUI Powertoy Deskman Powertoy *Office 2003 *Office 2003, was able to do exactly what I wanted, because I created an MST file. So, if you or anyone else has any ideas regarding the switches and quote problems I'm having, I'd be really greatful. I know I'm so close, but not quite there yet.
  14. I greatly appreciate your assistance. I'll get right on it.
  15. Hello All, Since I have been having so much trouble with the RunOnceEx method of installing my applications. I stubbled across WPI. It looks great, and pretty straight forward, but here's is my question. Is there a way I could specify where I want the programs installed, and can I have the icons setup in certain folders in the Start Menu. Here is an example on what I would like to do; Files ...........................Installation Directory.....................................Start Menu Folders MSOffice......................c:\Program Files\1-Applications\MSOffice.........1-Applications\MSOffice Nero 7.........................c:\Program Files\2-Multimedia\Nero7...............2-Multimedia\Nero GetDiz.........................c:\Program Files\3-Toolbox\GetDiz..................3-Toolbox\Getdiz Personally, I perfer to have my system setup this way, because IMO it's easier for me to find what I need, and it looks clean. So, with that being said, can this be done in WPI, and if it can, can someone be so kind as to steer me in the right direction. I appreciate all the help.

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