Slow Client Installs

When installing the latest clients, 12 we have lots of computers that will
sit for 5 minutes at :

installing ms runtime libraries

These are modern reasonable spec i5 machines.

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  • Hi Andre,

    I have noticed the same thing and haven't found an answer/solution to it yet.

    Cheers,
  • laurabuckley;2444554 wrote:
    Hi Andre,

    I have noticed the same thing and haven't found an answer/solution to it yet.

    Cheers,


    i usually install gw client using startup scripts. i'm no friend of the install.bat. so i built my own script.
    uninstalling gw client and installing the new version has been proven to be more stable then just upgrading from an old version.

    in the past i find that the following sequence works best. client installs just fine.

    @msiexec /i yourpathtogwclient\win32\wse3.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qb-! >nul
    @msiexec /i yourpathtogwclient\win32\msxml.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qb-! >nul
    @yourpathtogwclient\win32\vc_redist_2015.x86 /install /quiet >nul
    @yourpathtogwclient\win32\Setup.exe /S /v/qb-! >nul

    use setup.cfg for silent install and set "EnableLangDlg=N" in the setup.ini

    make sure "Version=14.0" is set in the setup.cfg. don't change to 14.2!!!!

    hope this helps.
  • Hi,

    Am 18.11.2016 um 12:06 schrieb bahsig:
    > i usually install gw client using startup scripts. i'm no friend of the
    > install.bat. so i built my own script.

    Ack.
    > uninstalling gw client and installing the new version has been proven to
    > be more stable then just upgrading from an old version.

    ----
    > @msiexec /i yourpathtogwclient\win32\wse3.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qb-! >nul
    > @msiexec /i yourpathtogwclient\win32\msxml.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qb-! >nul
    > @yourpathtogwclient\win32\vc_redist_2015.x86 /install /quiet >nul

    whats about the other vc runtimes delivered with the client?

    > @yourpathtogwclient\win32\Setup.exe /S /v/qb-! >nul

    here I would
    msiexec /i yourpathtogwclient\groupwise.msi TRANSFORM=groupwise.mst
    ALLUSERS=1 /qb-! >nul

    copy from your server installation the gwtuner folder onto your
    workstation and run gwtuner.exe. This will create groupwise.mst
    >
    > use setup.cfg for silent install and set "EnableLangDlg=N" in the
    > setup.ini

    This would not be nessecary.

    Go

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  • Am 23.11.2016 um 16:55 schrieb Gotthard Anger:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Am 18.11.2016 um 12:06 schrieb bahsig:
    >> i usually install gw client using startup scripts. i'm no friend of the
    >> install.bat. so i built my own script.

    Just wrote a full install script and tested for new silent/unattended
    install:

    ----
    @echo off
    setlocal
    taskkill /F /IM grpwise.exe
    taskkill /F /IM addrbook.exe
    taskkill /F /IM notify.exe
    pushd "%~dp0"
    set GW=/qb!
    start /wait vcredist_2008sp1_x86.exe /qn
    start /wait vcredist_2012update3_x86.exe /quiet /repair /norestart
    start /wait vcredist2013_x86.exe /quiet /repair /norestart
    start /wait vc_redist_2015.x86.exe /quiet /repair /norestart
    if not exist "%WINDIR%\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.50727\regasm.exe" (
    start /wait dotnetfx.exe /q:a /c:"install /q"
    )
    start /wait msiexec /i wse3.msi /qn
    if exist ".\groupwise.mst" set GW=%GW% TRANSFORMS=groupwise.mst
    start /wait msiexec /i groupwise.msi %GW%
    popd
    ----

    Have to test the behaviour at update process (skip the vc installs).

    with regards
    Go


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  • Thank you Gotthard for sharing. Much appreciated :)

    Cheers,
  • Am 24.11.2016 um 08:26 schrieb laurabuckley:
    >
    > Thank you Gotthard for sharing. Much appreciated :)

    BTW: I have no secure test to check for any installed vc module.
    HKLM\software\wow6432node\microsoft\visual studio\8.0 and so on will not
    be deleted after uninstall, this keys are also no reliably to determine,
    if a software is installed or not.
    HKLM\software\wow6432node\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall
    contains id´s only which are as above not reliably to identify the
    correct version.
    Same for groupwise.
    If you uninstall groupwise, there are remaining keys in
    HKLM\software\wow6432node\novell\groupwise. So you can´t check for a reg
    key.


    Conclusion:
    The batch as published works good. Next opportunity I check, if a reg
    key in HKLM can add an address book to all users on this machine.

    Go





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  • Am 24.11.2016 um 21:10 schrieb Gotthard Anger:
    > Am 24.11.2016 um 08:26 schrieb laurabuckley:


    > Conclusion:
    > The batch as published works good. Next opportunity I check, if a reg
    > key in HKLM can add an address book to all users on this machine.

    Doesn´t work.
    Address book information is stored in registry

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\GroupWise\Internet Directory\Directory1]
    "Description"="new address book"
    "Server"="your.ldap.server"
    "Port"="389"
    "Search Root"="o=your search root,c=us"
    "fLogin"=dword:00000000
    "fSPA"=dword:00000000
    "fDefault"=dword:00000000
    "fSSL"=dword:00000000
    "fTempFile"=dword:00000000
    "Limit"="100"
    "nTimeout"=dword:00000000

    Installing this as system user by management system stores this
    information in the wrong place. I tried to move these entries to
    HKLM\software.
    No luck. Groupwise ignores this section. So you have to distribute the
    address book settings separately with "authenticated user" privileges or
    via gpo.

    Go






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