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  1. I use postie, another easy to use commandline-mailing tool. Find it a little more usable than bmail, cause with bmail I had some trouble sending attachments within the mail.
  2. just call the apps with UNCpath in Runonceex.cmd, I did this, before I began using the WPI. Just use something like "\\myserver\myshare\install\myapp\setup.exe /s". For some installers, you need to connect the share to a drive letter first, so you could run "net use z: \\mysever\myshare" and later in runonceex you could use "z:\install\myapp\setup.exe /s" Of course in these two cases, you have to make sure, that the network is available and the account, you're running the installation under, has access to the share.
  3. Since the site belongs to a german computer-journal, I don't think that they'er going to change to website to english.
  4. Looks like the admin2 account doesn't eixst or the password is wrong. What error message do you receive.
  5. XP seems to be annoyed about having no account in the group "users", don't ask why.
  6. Perhaps have a try with Autohotkey http://www.autohotkey.com/ Helped me alot to improve the usability of my system. Here is a project for a nicely preconfigured Autohotkey environment with a few quite useful additions http://www.heise.de/ct/ftp/05/22/210/activaid_exe.zip. Unfortunately the homepage of the project http://www.heise.de/ct/ftp/05/22/210/ is in german, but the programm is in english. The download refers to a standalone running program, the activeaid.zip containing the sourcefiles also is available on the homepage.
  7. How about to change regvalue mentioned above to root and then make it readonly with regedt32?
  8. First thing, you shouldn't use this way to set the mydoc variable Set MYDOC=%%a:\Documents And Settings\%USERNAME% because you can't be sure, that this really is your profilepath. You should better use the environment variable %Userprofile% Set MYDOC=%USERPROFILE% Other thing is, I wonder, why you use the %MYDOC% to times in the path? REG ADD %KEY%\001 /V 1 /D "REGEDIT /S AppData"="%MYDOC%\\Documents and Settings\\%MYDOC%\\Application Data" In any case, the error comes up, because there are spaces in the path to your profiledirectory, so regedit takes them as different parameters. To avoid this, enclose the path in "triple double quotes" "Appdata"=""""%MYDOC%\\Application Data""""
  9. Exactly what I was looking for. Works fine. Thanks a lot.
  10. To use the exclude option in xcopy, you have to create a file containing strings, one in each line. Then you have to point xcopy to this file and then the files, whose full qualified path contain any of the strings, is excluded. So much to the theory, but unfortunately I didn't get this to work, even with a created file. But perhaps, the following line helps you for the first. xcopy "%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\*" "C:\Windows\Temp\ExamConv Moved Files\" /IEC
  11. I wanted to test a new version of WPI and since I don't want to copy my whole app-directory to the test-version. So is it possible in XP to make an folder alias like in linux or MacOS? Means, that for example I want the folder c:\install\setupfiles just be a pointer to the folder d:\setupfiles, so that when I run "dir c:\install\setupfiles", the actual content of d:\setupfiles is displayed. Any help would be appreciated. Title edited -- Please, use [TAGS] in your topic's title. Please follow XP Forum Rules from now on. --Sonic
  12. You can use installrite to get the adequate regvalues. Just install Installrite, make a snapshot with installrite, make your modifications in IE and use installrite to find out diferences to the snapshot.
  13. I think, that you have to burn a new CD with an adequate bootimage. You can't add this, when you already have burned the CD, even if it's multisession. So I think the easiest way would be using CDImageGUI.
  14. But depending on the software, which I install with WPI, a restart isn't necessary and so to be sure, I restart the explorer.exe.
  15. O.k., I should have pointed out to use this with caution. Everyone who wants to use this should understand, what these lines mean. I run this in my unattended installation right after WPI is executed as final step and so there's no problem using this then. By the way, I searched a while ago for an automated solution for this, but didm't find another one.
  16. To do this automated, use a batch containing the following code start /wait reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu" /f start /wait reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2" /f start /wait taskkill /im explorer.exe /F start explorer.exe
  17. Hi there, while writing an AutoIT Script for Sophos 5, I stumbled across the problem, that I didn't find a way to add two strings. I wanted two have something like this: $savdir = @ProgramFilesDir + "Sophos" but here $savdir gets the value "0". Anyone got an idea?
  18. When you use the integrate switch, only the new patches are integrated. If there are already integrated other patches, they still will be integrated.
  19. Thanks natan770, just tested. Your installer for the best player available in windows works fine.
  20. Hi there, I've tried to find a way to install sophos 5 silently, but hadn't any success. Allthough I don't like AutoIT, I wrote the following script AutoItSetOption("TrayIconHide", 0) AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 4) BlockInput(1) ;open Setup Run("sophos_setup.exe") ;Welcome Screen WinWaitActive("Sophos Anti-Virus Installations-Wizard") Send("{ENTER}") ;Choose folder WinWaitActive("Sophos Anti-Virus Installations-Wizard") Send("{ENTER}") ;Choose data for automatic updates ( enter data later ) WinWaitActive("Sophos Anti-Virus Installations-Wizard") Send("!i") Send("{ENTER}") ;Start installation WinWaitActive("Sophos Anti-Virus Installations-Wizard") Send("{ENTER}") ;Finish installation WinWaitActive("Sophos Anti-Virus Installations-Wizard") Send("{ENTER}") Problem is, that the last ENTER to finish the installation isn't send. I would be glad to get any help.
  21. If you have more than 50 computers to update, you should think about running your own update server.
  22. To set the expiring of passwords globally use the following line: net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited Don't know, how to set this for a single user. You only have to run this command once, cause it's set per machine, but you should take care to run this command before creating the new users. The other users are members of the groups users and administrators, because when they are created, they are added to the users group and then you add them to the administrators group. So you just have to remove the new created administrators from the users group with the, so e.g. net user jmason xxxxxx /add net localgroup Administrators jmason /add net localgroup users jmason /delete
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