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    Finally deployed, one small issue...

    I've deployed windows 7 in the library, 9 PCs in total as the librarian is quite IT competent which makes it the perfect place to act as a test bed for the final thing to be pushed out in the summer..

    ..One issue i have though, it's only a small one but i'm curious as to what it could be, when i image a machine, i log in, add it to the domain and restart. When its coming back up from the first restart upon being added to the domain the screen sits on "please wait" with the rotating timer, i left it on there for 20minutes and then rebooted a machine rather than waiting, when it restarts it does it for about 10 seconds then it's fine and sits on the ctrl+alt+del menu

    Question is though what is it doing during this please wait section which appears to go no where? am i cutting something short by manually rebooting them at this point?

    After a bit of testing there doesn't seem to be any problems with them after i've done that, all the usual funcionality works etc

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    There is no stage that I am aware of that should cause the 20 minute delay, it could be a script or some other operation that does not time out when trying to do something that it can't do after the first boot. I'd look at the event logs to see if there are any clues in there but this is not behaviour that I have encountered on my 7 installs.

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    Ah i should have checked that before i asked, looks like it could be a GPO that installs the office 2007 compatibility pack + adobe flash player 10 on first startup, think it's having difficulty installing those and getting stuck instead

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    Ctrl + Alt + Del this normally works for me Im not kidding its gets me out of the XP when its keeps says please wait checking for domain etc try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenlong1985 View Post
    Ctrl + Alt + Del this normally works for me Im not kidding its gets me out of the XP when its keeps says please wait checking for domain etc try it
    I normally do that twice in a row so ctrl + Alt + Delete * 2

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    isnt not getting software via gpo is it as vista/7 dont tell you its installing say office03/paint.net etc just says please wait which imo is silly if people can see its doing something useful they are less likely to want to hang the it guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    isnt not getting software via gpo is it as vista/7 dont tell you its installing say office03/paint.net etc just says please wait which imo is silly if people can see its doing something useful they are less likely to want to hang the it guy
    Couldn't you put the windows 7 machines in there own OU whether under the library OU or in its own OU and block inheritance and set specific group policies for the win 7 machines
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    In GP, browse to Administrative Templates and then System. Set the policy 'Verbose vs Normal status messages' to enabled, and reboot. You can see exactly where the startup is getting stuck, as it will say exactly what it is doing, e.g 'Applying Group Policy Printers', etc.

    Tell us exactly where it's getting stuck.
    Last edited by TomStanley; 9th February 2010 at 12:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Couldn't you put the windows 7 machines in there own OW whether under the library OU or in its own OU and block inheritance and set specific group policies for the win 7 machines
    well you can but you might want the software on them

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    Great tip TomStanley. Very useful for debugging

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    Agreed!! thanks for that one - enabled on my Default Domian Policy

    Interestingly though - Windows Server 2008 (R2) has this enabled by default!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Agreed!! thanks for that one - enabled on my Default Domian Policy

    Interestingly though - Windows Server 2008 (R2) has this enabled by default!
    what effect does it have on xp stations if any as they already seem to do it?

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    Instead of all the usual 'Applying your personal settings', etc, it'll tell you, as in Windows 7, exactly what it is doing.

    Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomStanley View Post
    Instead of all the usual 'Applying your personal settings', etc, it'll tell you, as in Windows 7, exactly what it is doing.

    Tom.

    Yeah it actually tells you waht policy it is applying - also in Win7 it shows you the managed software being installed!

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    heres the exact cause of the issue:

    Product: Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system -- Error 1704. An installation for Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX is currently suspended. You must undo the changes made by that installation to continue. Do you want to undo those changes?
    Always nice when something in the event viewer asks "do you want to undo those changes?" do you think if i shout YES loudly enough at the screen it might do it? because there's certainly no button to press on that pc at the time!

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