For those of you who were at the Konference, you may have seen my presentation on Windows 7 automation that uses several methods to achieve total automation for the end user experience. For those of you who missed it or who didn't attend the Konference, here is the presentation:

100% Windows 7 Deployment Automation

I will be adding code examples to this post soon, but I at least wanted to make the presentation available. I will also post a link to the video of my presentation if and when it becomes available on the DellKACE website.

For the following examples, much of the code is written in AutoIT. If you are unfamiliar with AutoIT, head over to www.autoitscript.com and download the free IDE and compiler. Also, I wrote an O'Reilly book back in 2007 that is available on Amazon for $7.99 that gives you a basic start with the language. Now, here is the example list. This will be growing.
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Points 4,5,6,7,9 (and of course 10) from Slide 14 are my favourites :)
Answered 12/02/2011 by: scottlutz
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Thankyou, although a few days too late lol! Just completed my auto build of Windows 7 :)
Answered 12/02/2011 by: mac456
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Just read, a really good presentation. I look forward to the progress bar code :)
Answered 12/02/2011 by: mac456
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mmmm post-install progress bar. Do share.
Answered 12/02/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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I've added the progress bar to my initial post. Enjoy!

More to come!
Answered 12/02/2011 by: airwolf
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  • Hey Andy. Thanks for Windows 7 Post-Install Task Progress Bar. Great tool. We found that after upgrading to K2000 v3.4 scripted installations leave behind the folder C:\KACE\Applications\44\ and its contents (progress.exe). Dell believes its because the task is still running when kcleanup is executed. Is there any way that you know of to eliminate that?
  • You could have a final postinstall application task which runs Sysinternals PSKILL to make sure the progressbar is closed. It worked for me.

    Get it here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896683

    Upload the file and run: pskill.exe /accepteula progress.exe
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Thanks
Answered 12/06/2011 by: mac456
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