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    Turn on more info on software install.

    Anybody know if there is a way to show what software is being installed when its being pushed out via group policy?

    On XP you would add the software to the group policy, reboot the pc's that policy controls and it would say "Installing managed software Microsoft Office 2003 Pro" for example.

    On vista the software installs, but when its installing it just says "Please wait", giving no information about what its actually doing.

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    Re: Turn on more info on software install.

    GPMC modeling/results wizard?

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    Re: Turn on more info on software install.

    The software installs fine Geoff, my issue is Vista does not display that it is actually installing software like XP would. It just says Please Wait while it is installing.

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    Re: Turn on more info on software install.

    If it's going to be anywhere, It'll be in the GPOs.

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    Re: Turn on more info on software install.

    I aint seen anything yet, infact I think a lot of those nice things like Installing Manager Software, running startup scripts etc will now not show due to this new logon screen. It will look very colourful when I get Vista into all my IT rooms being the greeny bluey tinge but I prefer the machines to say whats going on when they are loading as the kids will sit and think hmm its frozen, yoink plug out, and then I get corupt Installs, damaged Windows, HDDs etc etc. Maybe we need LH Server to solve these issues?

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    Re: Turn on more info on software install.

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    ... damaged Windows ...
    Your kids get pretty violent when they have to wait then?

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    Re: Turn on more info on software install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    ... damaged Windows ...
    Your kids get pretty violent when they have to wait then?
    Oh yeah, Windows, Chairs, Desks, Doors, Walls, Ceiling Tiles you name it they will damage it

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    Post Group Policy Fix

    I was looking for this same thing because I couldn't get people to stop rebooting their computers when it was trying install managed software.

    I came across this:
    http://www.i-think22.net/archives/20...aged-software/

    Basically there's a setting at:
    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Verbose vs normal status messages
    If you enable this setting you'll get alot more information when starting up and shutting down the computer.

    The setting turns on a lot of messages though, not just the "Installing Managed Software..." message. I have been working with Server 2008 a little and it seems that this is the same kind of verbosity I see when Server 2008 starts up (or shuts down).
    I don't know how it affects XP since I don't have a lot of XP machine close by to test.

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