My company uses SCCM 2007 and Windows 7. I have a rather complicated application deployment that I need to do. To make a long story short, I have to automatically install this while no users are logged on because the installer demands that Word and Outlook not be running. This install takes about 10 minutes. Right now I have it set in SCCM to "Install as soon as possible" but to "Run when no users are logged on". This has the installer kicking off when users are on the logon screen. However, we've found that this is not a great solution, as people do things like logging on while the installer is running in the background, and then they launch Word and Outlook.
What I would like to do is run this with the same mechanism that Windows updates use, so I can hold the PC at log on or log off while I deploy this update. (Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing Update X of Y) But I am not sure how to hook into this, if it is even possible.
For compliance reasons, I cannot rely on users installing this themselves. I also cannot have my IT staff do it manually (far too many PCs).
Any other suggestions are more then welcome. I'm more then happy to RTFM, I just need to be pointed to which manual to read.