Adding non-MS software (AVG, OpenOffice)?

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Adding non-MS software (AVG, OpenOffice)?

Postby peterkuykendall » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:44 pm

First of all, thanks for the outstanding product! After some fiddling I got it going to where it auto-installs XP Pro the way I want it.

I'm a Linux guy so I'm not very familiar with Windows. Forgive me if the questions seem dumb.

After installation I'd like to auto-install several software packages, including AVG antivirus, Adobe Flash player, Adobe Acrobat reader, OpenOffice, and a few others. I'd also like to change the wallpaper to my organization's logo (picture file). How do I do this? Should I specify them in GuiRunOnce, or use Cmdlines.txt? If Cmdlines.txt, how do I configure that? Do I need to run sysprep first? Also, how do I tell it to get the 3rd party files from the server or from the Internet?

Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Adding non-MS software (AVG, OpenOffice)?

Postby mobilewill » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:36 pm

Maybe look at importing a group policy with the settings you want. You can pretty much configure anything you want with a policy.


For the apps you can either make a msi installer or they might have command lines for silent install. Then you can launch that from the cmdlines.txt to run them after install or import to the registry key runonce.
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Re: Adding non-MS software (AVG, OpenOffice)?

Postby peterkuykendall » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks MobileWIll. I have worked out scripts and batch files to install everything, using AutoHotKey. What I have not figured out how to do is to launch the batch file after the Windows installation is complete.

Here's what I have tried, but it won't auto-execute. How can I automate this? Is it just a syntax error, or should I be using a different field entirely instead of GuiRunOnce? I'm a Linux guy so I don't know much about Windows, and even less about remote installation of Windows.

From my XP Pro template:

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[GuiRunOnce]
;    Command0="rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /n \\printserver\printer1"
;    Command1=c:\AfterInstall.cmd

    ;-----Map the shared network drive-----
     Command0="net use s: \\server\xppro t4a /user:\t4a"
     Command2="s:\install-bundle.bat"
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Re: Adding non-MS software (AVG, OpenOffice)?

Postby mobilewill » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Look at this link with the reg key for runonce. You can have the install import a .reg file into that key that runs the auto hotkey script

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314866

Here is an example of how to use it.
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Re: Adding non-MS software (AVG, OpenOffice)?

Postby peterkuykendall » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:20 am

Thanks MobileWill. In the next few days I'll get educated via those links regarding how the registry keys get populated during the install. This looks like it will do exactly what I want. Most appreciated!
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Re: Adding non-MS software (AVG, OpenOffice)?

Postby mobilewill » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:16 pm

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