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  • Same thing is happening to me. And it's not consistent. I deployed a package with a reboot step to 8 servers recently. 7 failed on the reboot step (aborted), however 4 of the servers DID in fact reboot.

    Looks like it's time to eliminate the reboot step, and instead perform the reboot as a script function, because I can't trust the PDQ reboot function.

  • Simple, perfect. Thanks!

  • Staggering Deploy Times?
  • Bitlocker Status inaccuracies?
  • Here is a VBS script I use to add the Admin, Serial Number, Model Number, Update Time to the AD Description. I run it in the Admin Context, as my users don't have the permissions in AD to update the field. (Which you can enable if you wish). If your users do have that ability, this script has the ability add the 'Logged in user' (objUser) to the description. Helpful to easily be able to see which PCs are assigned to which user when browsing AD.  Since I can't do that, I just set Admin = John Doe.

    On Error Resume Next
    strComputer = "."
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
        & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    Set colcomputersystem = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
        ("Select * from Win32_computersystem")
    Set colBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
        ("Select * from Win32_BIOS")
    For each objcomputersystem in colcomputersystem
        Getcomputersystem = objcomputersystem.Model
    Next
        For each objBIOS in colBIOS
    GetSerialNumber = objBIOS.SerialNumber
        Next       
    Set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
    Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & objSysInfo.UserName)
    Set objComputer = GetObject("LDAP://" & objSysInfo.ComputerName)
    strMessage = "Admin: John Doe / SN: " &  GetSerialNumber & " / Model: " & Getcomputersystem & " / Update Time: " & right(year(now()),4) & "." & month(Now()) & "." & Day(now()) & " @ " & Time
    objComputer.Description = strMessage
    objComputer.SetInfo
  • I'll add a vote.

    For the record, the deployment notes from WebEx:

    https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/collaboration/webex_centers/esp/webex_b_it-administrator-guide-mass-deployment.pdf

    And for monitoring for the latest version:

    http://collaborationhelp.cisco.com/article/en-us/1h3jqab

    This is the XPATH query to monitor for changes:

    /html/body/esp/div/div/article/div[2]/div[1]/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/span[2]

     

  • TIP: Custom Install Dialog/Prompt with Proceed/Wait timer for user