Startup Script - install software - add/remove programs

I have a problem with a startup script I am running. It’s a VBS script that
runs as a startup script, applied to Computer objects. This enables me to
deploy software to machines, without requiring the user to be an admin. The
script copies the file down to the PC, and installs without a problem.

The program functions properly, the only thing is that the program is not
listed in Add/Remove programs. Keep in mind that I don't want to use the
Software Installation feature of Group Policy; it has to be a script applied
to computer objects.

I checked the registry, and the program is listed in the uninstall registry
key. I have checked the key length and it is under 64 characters, and there
is no white space issue either.

Some one hinted towards that fact that the program is probably being
installed under the system account, and that may be why it’s not listed,
however I have not found any supporting documentation or a work around

Anyone have any idea?

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Answers (3)

Posted by: AngelD 14 years ago
Red Belt
Does the application has a DisplayName registry entry under the uninstall registry key?
If not then it will not be displayed

Is the ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT property set to 1?
If so this will hide the application from be listed in Add/Remove programs.
Posted by: drew000 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt

Yes the application does have a DisplayName value and I couldn't find a ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT value.
However, if I install the application manually, it appears, if I install it through GPO Software Installation, it appears. Its only when it is installed through a script applied to computer objects it doesn't appear.
Posted by: jokerz 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
I would be intresting in this script.. can you please post it?
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