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Enterprise Software Thread, WPKG .. anyone use it? in Technical; Originally Posted by soveryapt it's not just a fluke ! lol .. Hmmmm .. lunch then I'll look at this ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by soveryapt View Post
    it's not just a fluke! lol ..
    Hmmmm .. lunch then I'll look at this again .. lol ..

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    Which version of WPKG-GP are you running?
    We are still on 0.10 and that works quite happily, only downside is you don't know it's doing anything as later versions added the moving dots where as 0.10 just sits saying what application and percentage though the package list it is.
    Location for where the wpkg.js is set via GPO policy.

    Have you checked the event log/local logs to see why the GP component isn't playing. It might be that it can't access the packages location or the XML is not to it's standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boredguy View Post
    Which version of WPKG-GP are you running?
    We are still on 0.10 and that works quite happily, only downside is you don't know it's doing anything as later versions added the moving dots where as 0.10 just sits saying what application and percentage though the package list it is.
    Location for where the wpkg.js is set via GPO policy.

    Have you checked the event log/local logs to see why the GP component isn't playing. It might be that it can't access the packages location or the XML is not to it's standard.
    I've gone back to simply WPKG for the time being to trouble shoot as I think it was an error in my setup there and that it was just a fluke I managed to get Office to install via it .. but I'm running whichever the latest versions are of the various things (0.15 for GP and 1.3.14 for WPKG)

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    *hangs head in shame*

    Name of PC I'm testing on BSS-TestBuild
    Name of Hosts I'm trying to get the additional software to install to bss-ws-+ (so anything starting with bss-ws-)
    Default Profile installs Office only ..

    No wonder the other bloody stuff ain't installing! How thick do I feel right now?! Anyone would think it's the last day of term and it's even getting to me! lol ..

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    Whoop .. all working now (and I noticed I'd also missed out the . in the .+ for the naming so that's sorted something else too)

    One last thing I'm trying to sort out though, tmp files that seem to now be littering the desktop .. should I have set a location for these to be dumped and the desktop is just the default or? I can't find anything on the WPKG site itself ..

    Ta

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    Not sure what you mean by temp files, are you talking about program icons dumped there by installers or something like that?
    If you get performance issues with WPKG-GP being slow the problem is normally a lack of bandwidth to the WPKG share, if you run the WPKG script directly under the same conditions it will probably be just as slow but obviously won't hold up the logon process. You get exactly the same problem with CC3 package management which does the same thing and you will encounter similar delays. To speed up the process I think there is a script supplied with WPKG which will build a single xml file from your definition files to remove most of the download overhead.

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    Im trying to get this working via GP - Where is the .adm file ?

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    I would love to get this working but no clues where to even start - I've set the XML files up with hosts, packages, and profile! how do I roll out stuff to my hosts ?

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    ADM file source can be found here -> wpkg-gp.adm - wpkg-gp - Running WPKG as a Group Policy Extension - Google Project Hosting

    To deploy out Flash Player 11, this is how our system is configured

    In Packages folder - FlashPlayer.XML
    <packages>

    <package id="flashplayer_ie" name="Adobe Flash Player for IE" revision="11.0.1.152" reboot="false" priority="50">
    <check type="uninstall" condition="exists" path="Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX" />
    <install cmd='msiexec /i "\\<Server>\applications\Flash Player 11\11.0.1.152\install_flash_player_11_active_x_32b it.msi" /q' />
    <upgrade cmd='msiexec /i "\\<Server>\applications\Flash Player 11\11.0.1.152\install_flash_player_11_active_x_32b it.msi" /q' />
    <remove cmd='msiexec /q /x{23D79730-EC1A-435E-83F8-AAEBFE5237B0}' />
    </package>
    </packages>

    In our Profiles folder, we have a XML called Core.xml which contains the following

    <profiles>
    <profile id="core">
    <package package-id="flashplayer_ie" />
    </profile>
    </profiles>

    Finally in our Hosts folder we have a XML for the majority of our machines which contains

    <wpkg>
    <host name="BFS-PC-.+">
    <profile id="core" />
    </host>
    </wpkg>


    This means that any computer that starts with "BFS-PC-" has the profile id "Core" assigned to it. In this case the only package within the "Core" group is Flash Player.
    We have around 12 - 15 different packages that we assign out as part of our Core deployment, such as Office, Antivirus and general plugins
    Each of our host computers can have multiple profiles assigned to them.

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