show the user install progress

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  • Shane Corellian

    No. The only status bar that can be shown is if the application being deployed can be run to only show a progress bar (in MSI this would be /qb) and the Run as Logged On User option is checked for that install step.

     

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  • Stephan Ritter

    Is something perhaps planned for the future?

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  • Stephan Ritter

    Is something perhaps planned for the future?

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  • Brad Bryant

    Even though this is a necro post, I'll give a little insight as to what people I work with do when they need to show progress.  A coworker has used some AutoIT scripts to show a splash screen on the PC that is receiving a deployment - he's not only using it to show progress, but also as a method to say "Hey, things are going on, leave it alone for a minute!"  The splash screen is full screen regardless of resolution, and locks all user input as well.

    I personally haven't had to use this before, as with Wake-on-LAN, I just power them up at night and do my deployments.  He said that you can push the splash screen, then if you really wanted to show progress, throw an entry to the registry where the AutoIT splash screen gets its variables from, and force an update so the user will see text.

    It's a lot of work (well, compared to the easiness that a PDQ Deploy package generally brings) to build a big nested package, then write your reg keys in between each package phase, but if you need the user to see that something is happening, it could be an option.

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  • Stephan Ritter

    Maybe that's the wrong post, I would just like to have a window that informs the user that is just an update be playing and he should not turn off the power now ..

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  • Brad Bryant

    Ah, so not necessarily lock them out, just a notify.  You could use something as simple as msg.exe to show a popup window and time how long it stays on the screen.  Or take the example I used above with AutoIT and change it from a splash screen to the TrayTip function.  Hope this helps!

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  • Michael Muni

    If you just want a message you add the message step to the package.

     

    I'm going to try and come up with something for myself this afternoon to provide a warning message, wait for a few minutes to give them time to save things, then lock the keyboard/mouse along with a message on the screen while deployment is running.

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  • Pushpak Patil

    You can integrate PSAppdeployToolkit (Powershell scripts) in PDQ Deploy. It Worked for me.

    Link: http://psappdeploytoolkit.com/

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  • Stephan Ritter

    thanks for ur helps..

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  • chris engle

    @ Pushpak Patil Im trying to use PSApdeployToolkit and i have it working great but when i try to add the deploy-application.exe to pdq deploy it still deploys the application silently. How do you get around this?

     

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Pushpak Patil

    refer the screenshots, use parameters and edit the deploy-applications.ps1 

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  • Pushpak Patil

    forgot to mention, Deploy as logged on user.

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