[gptalk] Re: Prereq...

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 08:48:34 -0600

If you require that kind of control I would suggest scripting out the
process using a combination of startup/logon scripts like so:

1) Computer startup script that installs the (1) Components. After
successful installation the script places a flag file (ie.
C:\temp\step1complete.txt) in a predetermined location.

2) Logon script that looks for the presence of the file created by the
script in Step 1. If it's there, create another new flag file
(C:\temp\step2complete.txt) and then force a reboot.

3) A second startup script looks for the file created in Step 2, and if
present, installs your (2) Workshare Pro application.

Jamie Nelson

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Subject: [gptalk] Prereq...


Quick question... I have been looking around on the forums but couldnt
really see an answer for this. 

I have 2 GP's which install software... 

1. Components (Visual C++ MSI, MSXML 6 Parser MSI, .NET FW Update MSI) 
2. Application (Workshare Pro) 

1. needs to be installed 1st the machine, user logs in then it needs to
be rebooted then 2 needs to be installed. 

Is the easiest way of doing this is installing 1 on day 1 and 2 on day 2
by manually assigning the GP's? or can this be automated, 
ie is there some sort of way of setting 1. as a pre req of 2... 

Or.. is this just getting too complicated.... 

Minesh Pandya
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