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    CC4 Clients as Digital Displays

    Morning all,

    I am trying to create some clients on a CC4 Network which will auto wake, auto log in and run a powerpoint on large displays within the school. What I have done, is create a new workstation type,user,group and location on the RMMC, basically referencing display. I can manage to get the machine to wake up and log on, but I am failing to get the machine to autorun powerpoint.

    What I have done is : With the "display" user policy "specify programs to run after log on" I have added C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.EXE /S "N:\currentpresentation.pptx"

    I am assuming that this is the correct syntax. I am getting no error message at all, the workstation just sits giving me the virtual middle finger at the desktop?

    Any ideas as to how to push this through?

    Cheers in advance.

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    Because of the gap in Program Files I think you need quotation marks around the first part.

    “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.EXE /S” "N:\currentpresentation.pptx"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwobbly View Post
    Because of the gap in Program Files I think you need quotation marks around the first part.

    “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.EXE /S” "N:\currentpresentation.pptx"
    Afraid it didn't work either at start up or running from RMMC task failed

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    I’ve run this locally on my laptop and it works. Give it a try.
    The S switch needs to be outside the brackets. The underscores should be removed as I’ve put them in to show where spaces should be.

    “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.EXE”_/S_"N:\currentpresentation.pptx"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwobbly View Post
    I’ve run this locally on my laptop and it works. Give it a try.
    The S switch needs to be outside the brackets. The underscores should be removed as I’ve put them in to show where spaces should be.

    “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\POWERPNT.EXE”_/S_"N:\currentpresentation.pptx"
    Copied and pasted with quotes onto local machine as a run command and it wouldn't work until I removed the first set of quotes (so we know the path is fine - cheers!). I have tried with and without quotes entered into the RMMC with no success at the logon. I am wondering if there is some sort of RM services or firewall action blocking it from running?

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    It’s worth going to save as, and saving the PowerPoint as a slide show and trying to run that which would remove the need for first part.

    N:\currentpresentation.ppsx

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