are you willing to share?
The script also updates an access database to show which computers may have missed the install so i can check them out/reboot them.
It seems to work better then bat scripts i use to have.
are you willing to share?
Sure but as i say its taylored for here so it needs to be altered to get it working in another network i.e. its wont be a simple case of sticking it in gpo as a startup and it works. Will require some installation.
I'll have a look at it today and see if i can tidy it abit.
Last edited by apeo; 11th February 2010 at 10:35 AM.
I go into lots of schools and ask how often the distribution of SIMS to workstations goes wrong. I was in a huge Norwich school yesterday and asked. The answer I normally get back is "we don't have any problems and if we do its because we forgot to prep the new machine".
The disribution system we supply is used by 1000s of schools; if something is going wrong in your school please log a call because it shouldn't be going wrong.
Its been like this for years, never found a solution other than adding the admin staff to the power users group.
I run simsperm on every computer when we install sims and it doesnt seem to make a difference at all.
Hopefully Solus 3 will fix all these issues though.
My GPO consists of:
Computer Settings - Windows Settings - Security Settings - File System
Add %Program Files%\SIMS - allow your staff group Full Control
Add %SYSTEMROOT%\sims.ini - allow your staff group Full Control
Computer Settings - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Registry
Add Machine\Software\Classes - allow your staff group Full Control
Add Machine\Software\Classes\CLSID - allow your staff group Full Control
Add Machine\Software\Classes\Interface - allow your staff group Full Control
Add Machine\Software\Classes\TypeLib - allow your staff group Full Control
Make sure everything is set to propagate sub folders / keys.
Apply to the correct computer OU. Bob's your uncle.
zag (11th February 2010)
Therefore I now just update the packages on the server with the new .exes and allocate out again. I find this better for the users as well as they don't have to sit through an upgrade.
Sims also updates by running exe files from the temp folder. Software restriction policy can interfere with this depending on how you have it set up.
@rowed: do you still want the script?
I gave up on SIMSPERM on new machines. I just give modify access to staff on the Program Files\SIMS folder, and it updates fine. Their accounts are well locked down otherwise.
I was referring to the people who go RM and forget to change the software restriction policy which is setup by default... unlike vanilla.
Not having a go at RM.
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