troy Posted December 16, 2005 Share Posted December 16, 2005 (edited) Ok, so here I am having fun with automatic setups. I'm all but done.In my msbatch.inf, I'm calling an AddReg to load up RunOnceEx with all the stuff I want to install. Here's the list:USP21a(reboot)IE6SP1WMP9Codecs98DX9c(reboot)dotNet 1.1 + SP + KBdotNet 2.0(reboot)mdac 2.8 Sp1Hotfix 837009Hotfix 885492Hotfix 891711Hotfix 904706Hotfix 905915Euro Patch (just to clear windows updates)MS Agent (to clear windows updates)MS Java VM updateCritical Update 4.0 thingie(reboot)When preparing this list, I installed everything in the exact same order, except that the SP was installed after DirectX (I moved it because of a filecopy version error on HHCTRLUI.EXE). Other than that, the manual install worked flawlessly and Windows Update was completely cleared (except for the Language options).When automating the process with RunOnceEx, everything completes without error, but there are 2 updates still showing in Windows Updates:KB905915"Security Update, March 7, 2002" (Q313829)The 905915 somehow cleared itself after another reboot, but the "Security Update" is persistant. Is this not something that should be taken care of by the Service Pack? This item did /not/ come up at all when I was going through a manual install of all these components, I'm not sure why it's wanting to install now (perhaps something funky one of the listed packages is doing?). If I have to, I can install this up around item 12, but I'd rather figure out the difference between the manual run and the RunOnceEx run of all these updates and packages.Is there a better order for installing all of these things or certain things that absolutely require a reboot? I'm not too concerned about how many reboots it takes, though I'd like to keep it to a minimum, as reboots take time, and time is money.Once I get this perfected, my next step is to bring in the 3rd party apps, such as mozilla, ad-aware, spybot, adobe, quicktime, winzip, etc... but not until I have a full unattended install that completely clears the Windows Update.Thanks in advanced for any assistance anyone can offer,-Troy Edited December 16, 2005 by troy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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