I currently have a GPO created that installs Office 2010 for users during startup of the PC.
This script is set to run for specific PCs. Is there any way that I can get the script to appear and run on screen when a user logs in? I want the Office installation progress to appear on screen as the installation appears to be completely silent.
I realise I could have made the installation user specific. However, I was wondering if it is possible to make a small change rather than creating a whole new GPO.
I currently have a startup script which runs on the PCs I choose. This script runs the setup.exe file and runs the installation without UAC in the background. I would like a way to make sure the users can either see the progress of the install, or be notified of it's completion. I have tried a few ways of introducing a messaging system. This messaging system works when the installation begins, but it does not work for completion. I presume this is because Office 2010 requires a restart as setup.exe is still running in the background.
I also do not want the users PCs to automatically start as they would be working on other software in the mean time.
Here is my script:
setlocal set ProductName=ProPlus REM Set DeployServer to a network-accessible location containing the Office source files. set DeployServer=******** REM Set ConfigFile to the configuration file to be used for deployment (required) set ConfigFile=******* REM Set LogLocation to a central directory to collect log files. set LogLocation=******* IF NOT "%ProgramFiles(x86)%"=="" (goto ARP64) :ARP64 reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\%ProductName% go to END msg * /time:300 The installation is now beginning! :DeployOffice start /wait %DeployServer%\setup.exe /adminfile %deployserver%\Updates\****** echo %date% %time% Setup ended with error code %errorlevel%. >> %LogLocation%\%computername%.txt REM If 0 or other was returned, the product was found or another error occurred. Do nothing. :End msg * /time:300 The installation is now complete! Please restart your PC to complete installation.