Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#84 closed task (fixed)

install WPKG

Reported by: joshuadf Owned by: k1@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: systems Version:
Keywords: Cc: k1@…


install and configure WPKG automated software deployment from

  • document steps taken to install
  • add documentation to SIG wiki

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by k1@…

The WPKG script has been configured and pushed out to all client machines in the domain. This is confirmed by an installed logfile named wpkg.xml which is created in the folder %systemroot%\system32

The next step is to push an installer package using the script to confirm that it is able to update machines automatically. An attempt was made with PDF creator but the program did not install despite the test machine appearently running the installer. It it not clear whether it was the installer or the script that did not work correctly, so perhaps another installer package should be used for the next test.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by k1@…

Status: newassigned

I had another go at this, but ran into similar issues. I upgraded to the latest version of WPKG which remotely installed fine on the server and the test client (it was pushed to all of them so it's there and ready). This time I attempted to push out firefox, and it worked on the server doing a silent install on itself. However, on the test client machine in the event logs it gave an error related to some write permission problem, presumably on the file share where the installer is kept on the server. I'd rather not have the network folder with all the scripts and installer packages to be set with read/write permission so I'll have to look into a more in depth solution to this problem.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by joshuadf

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

This appears to be working as JE describes above, so I'm closing this ticket.

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