Ease of installation issue - silent install
Tue Jan 28 19:00:01 2003
Writing a batch file for Win9X was easy enough. However, in Win2K,
some portions of the registry have permissions already assigned (and not
for a simple batch file to use.) I learned how to change the permissions,
but I can't change the permissions at a remote computer without VNC. I
can't use VNC until I install it silently.
I downloaded VNCon, which is a really cool utility, but it is
supposed to install and start the VNC service. In my test bed, it only
installed files but could NOT install and start the service. (It can
reboot a remote computer. That's pretty cool! But without the VNC service
running, I still can't get into a session.)
I am trying to set up Fastpush for my network, but it is not simple
enough for me to jump into without doing a lot of winnt-2k homework. (At a
glance, It uses about 6 DOS utilities that I have never played with before.
I would like to understand what it does before letting it loose on my
Silent install on an NT kernel is not as easy for some of us as it is
Have a Good Day,
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Last I heard, tightvnc did just this.. I don't have
the parameters off hand, but I remember seeing this
more then once on the list in the past.
I would imagine the rest do too.
Besides, a NT admin ( or Unix guy ) can do this remotely
without effecting the user any, if they are 1/2 way competent.
Its only a few files and a couple of registry changes.. its not
THAT hard to do remotely by hand... or via a simple script.
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 08:26:23 -0600
> From: Bob Hartung <email@example.com>
> Organization: Wisco Industries
> To: Jerry McBride <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Ease of installation issue
> Everybody's situation varies. If all you have is a handful of
> workstations and your own to manage, no big deal. However, if you have a
> lot of users (I have 85), it's not practical to rely on the end user to
> install software. In fact, it's something I like to discourage more
> often than not.
> I'd love to see either REALVNC or somebody come up with a silent install
> that is tuned and tweaked specifically for VNC.
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