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GregThompson

Using BITS via bitsadmin

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

:lmao:

I manage about 6000 computers in my company and use AutoIT and other tools for various "fill in the gap" solutions that our suite of purchased tools cannot do easily. I'm the king of AD-HOC if you will, anyway, something came up recently with a quick dead-line and I wrote a hunk-o-code that I felt like sharing.

I've been using Auto-IT for many many years now and thought I could contribute back a little. The following script is specific to our applications, however it utilizes MS BITS which is new territory for me. MS BITS, if you're not familiar is a fancy way of saying checkpoint restart for downloads. IE... if your download gets cut off, BITS will resume it where it left off.

The code is a bit bloated with our specific needs, which may or may not be of use to the community, but what the script does is the following:

  • Check for a piece of software. If it exists already, exit.
  • Checks if you've already got the full download. If you do, it runs it.
  • Unpacks bitsadmin
  • Generates the bitsadmin list
  • Checks the state of the download, and processes accordingly in a loop until the download is complete or errors out
  • Unpacks the downloaded file
  • Disconnects our VPN software. IF it's running
  • Disconnects any RAS connections
  • Silently uninstalls 2 possible versions of our old dialer software
  • Silently (almost) installs the newly downloaded dialer software. Screw iPass for putting in a proprietary screen that HAD to have a check box and mouse click that InstallShield couldn't record in the .iss file!
  • Confirms via msgbox installation complete.
Hope this helps someone somewhere using BITS for downloads. ;)

Opt("TrayAutoPause",0)
Opt("TrayMenuMode",1)

$reginstalled = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AB6FFA58-F491-11D3-8951-000000030169}", "UninstallString")
If $reginstalled <> "" Then
    MsgBox(48, "Installation Detected", "The Installer has detected a previous installation of the same iPass Client, aborting install.")
    Exit
EndIf

TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Creating Directory", 1, 1)
Sleep(2000)
$count = 0
$temp = @TempDir & "\avedaipass\"; Set our temp variable
DirCreate($temp); Create our temp dir

TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Checking File Size", 1, 1)
Sleep(2000)
$size = FileGetSize($temp & "EsteeLauderIPassver30169.exe")
If $size = "8271638" Then Install()

FileInstall("Z:\NewSprint\RAW\bitsadmin.exe", $temp & "bitsadmin.exe", 1); Pull in bitsadmin.exe

Do

TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Checking State/Downloading", 1, 1)
Sleep(2000)
RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c bitsadmin /getstate iPass > " & $temp & "state.txt", $temp, @SW_HIDE)

$statefile = FileOpen($temp & "state.txt", 0)
If $statefile = -1 Then
    Exit
EndIf

    While 1
        $state = FileReadLine($statefile, 6)
        If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
        If $state = "TRANSFERRED" Then
            RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c bitsadmin /complete iPass", $temp, @SW_HIDE)
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
        If $state = "CONNECTING" OR $state = "TRANSFERRING" Then ExitLoop
        If $state = 'Unable to find job named "iPass".' Then
            RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c bitsadmin /create iPass", $temp, @SW_HIDE)
            RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c bitsadmin /addfile iPass http://us-rp-mgmt06/EsteeLauderIPassver30169.exe " & $temp & "EsteeLauderIPassver30169.exe", $temp, @SW_HIDE)
            RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c bitsadmin /resume iPass", $temp, @SW_HIDE)
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
        If $state = "SUSPENDED" OR $state = "TRANSIENT_ERROR" OR $state = "ERROR" Then
            RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c bitsadmin /resume iPass", $temp, @SW_HIDE)
            $count = $count + 1
                If $count >= 100 Then
                    MsgBox(16, "Lost Connection", "It appears you have lost connection to the server, please reconnect and download the Installer file again. It will start from where it left off.")
                    FileClose($statefile)
                    Exit
                EndIf
            ExitLoop
        EndIf
    Wend

FileClose($statefile)
Until $state = "TRANSFERRED" 

Install()


Func Install()
TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Unpacking Files", 1, 1)
Sleep(2000)
RunWait($temp & "EsteeLauderIPassver30169.exe"); Unpack the AutoIT script holding the files for install

TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Closing Connections", 1, 1)
Sleep(2000)
If ProcessExists("Extranet.exe") OR ProcessExists("Extranet_Serv.exe") Then; Disconnect VPN if Running
    $nortend = $temp & "nortend.exe"
    Run($nortend, $temp, @SW_HIDE)
    Sleep(3000)
EndIf

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & "rasdial /disconnect", @WindowsDir & "\System32", @SW_HIDE); Disconnect the Dialer

$regaveda = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AB6FFA58-F491-11D3-8951-000000014460}", "UninstallString")
$regestee = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AB6FFA58-F491-11D3-8951-000000015000}", "UninstallString")

TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Uninstalling old Client(s)", 1, 1)
Sleep(2000)

If $regaveda <> "" Then RunWait($regaveda & " /s /f1" & $temp & "un14460.iss")
If $regestee <> "" Then RunWait($regestee & " /s /f1" & $temp & "un15000.iss")

TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Installing new iPass Client", 1, 1)
Sleep(2000)
Run($temp & "setup.exe /s /f1" & $temp & "setup.iss"); Run install
BlockInput(1); Block User Input
TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Checking Processes", 1, 1); Wait for self closure in case it's already installed
Sleep(3000)
If NOT ProcessExists("setup.exe") Then; If self closure occurs, prompt user as such
    BlockInput(0)
    MsgBox(16, "Current Installation Found", "It appears you already have a similar installation of iPass, please uninstall it before continuing.")
    Exit
EndIf

WinWait("iPassConnect Estee Lauder Companies Inc Dialer setup"); Activate the setup
WinActivate("iPassConnect Estee Lauder Companies Inc Dialer setup")
Sleep(50)
Send("{SHIFTDOWN}")
Send("{TAB}")
Send("{SHIFTUP}")
Sleep(50)
Send("{SPACE}")
Sleep(50)
Send("y")
BlockInput(0)
While ProcessExists("setup.exe")
TrayTip("Installing iPass Dialer", "Please wait", 1, 1)
Wend

MsgBox(64, "Installation Complete", "The installation is complete.")
Exit

EndFunc
Edited by GregThompson

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Awesome script. We use ipass too! I was curious whether or not it was possible to use bits for things like this. I have to copy files back and forth to branches all the time over unreliable circuits. First I have ever heard of the bitsadmin.exe. I will have to search for more info on how to use it. Have you tried using it with a UNC path or will it only work with HTTP? I am the AD-Hoc king where I work as well. We have a Cisco vpn solution, very messy to upgrade.

Thanks for contributing your script.

Sandman

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Awesome script. We use ipass too! I was curious whether or not it was possible to use bits for things like this. I have to copy files back and forth to branches all the time over unreliable circuits. First I have ever heard of the bitsadmin.exe. I will have to search for more info on how to use it. Have you tried using it with a UNC path or will it only work with HTTP? I am the AD-Hoc king where I work as well. We have a Cisco vpn solution, very messy to upgrade.

Thanks for contributing your script.

Sandman

:lmao:

You can get bitsadmin.exe as part of the Support Tools pack. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...en&Hash=W9VR8F8)

I just tried a UNC path, it worked perfectly!

Here is the bitsadmin /? it helped me a ton.

BITSADMIN version 2.0 [ 6.6.2600.2180 ]
BITS administration utility.
© Copyright 2000-2004 Microsoft Corp.

USAGE: BITSADMIN [/RAWRETURN] [/WRAP | /NOWRAP] command
The following commands are available:

/HELP                                   Prints this help 
/?                                     Prints this help 
/UTIL /?                                 Prints the list of utilities commands 
/LIST   [/ALLUSERS] [/VERBOSE]        List the jobs
/MONITOR [/ALLUSERS] [/REFRESH sec]   Monitors the copy manager
/RESET   [/ALLUSERS]                     Deletes all jobs in the manager

/TRANSFER name [type] [/PRIORITY priority] [/ACLFLAGS flags] 
          remote_url local_name
    Transfers one of more files.
    [type] may be /DOWNLOAD or /UPLOAD; default is download
    Multiple URL/file pairs may be specified.

/CREATE [type] display_name           Creates a job
    [type] may be /DOWNLOAD, /UPLOAD, or /UPLOAD-REPLY; default is download

/INFO job [/VERBOSE]               Displays information about the job
/ADDFILE job remote_url local_name Adds a file to the job
/ADDFILESET job textfile           Adds multiple files to the job
   Each line of <textfile> lists a file's remote name and local name, separated
   by spaces.  A line beginning with '#' is treated as a comment.
   Once the file set is read into memory, the contents are added to the job.

/ADDFILEWITHRANGES  job  remote_url local_name range_list
   Like /ADDFILE, but BITS will read only selected byte ranges of the URL.
   range_list is a comma-delimited series of offset and length pairs.
   For example,

       0:100,2000:100,5000:eof

   instructs BITS to read 100 bytes starting at offset zero, 100 bytes starting
   at offset 2000, and the remainder of the URL starting at offset 5000.

/REPLACEREMOTEPREFIX job  old_prefix new_prefix 
    All files whose URL begins with <old_prefix> are changed to use <new_prefix>

/LISTFILES job                   Lists the files in the job
/SUSPEND job                       Suspends the job
/RESUME job                     Resumes the job
/CANCEL job                     Cancels the job
/COMPLETE job                     Completes the job

/GETTYPE job                       Retrieves the job type
/GETACLFLAGS job                   Retrieves the ACL propagation flags

/SETACLFLAGS job ACL_flags       Sets the ACL propagation flags for the job
  O - OWNER    G - GROUP 
  D - DACL      S - SACL  

  Examples:
      bitsadmin /setaclflags MyJob OGDS
      bitsadmin /setaclflags MyJob OGD

/GETBYTESTOTAL job               Retrieves the size of the job
/GETBYTESTRANSFERRED job           Retrieves the number of bytes transferred
/GETFILESTOTAL job               Retrieves the number of files in the job
/GETFILESTRANSFERRED job           Retrieves the number of files transferred
/GETCREATIONTIME job               Retrieves the job creation time
/GETMODIFICATIONTIME job           Retrieves the job modification time
/GETCOMPLETIONTIME job           Retrieves the job completion time
/GETSTATE job                     Retrieves the job state
/GETERROR job                     Retrieves detailed error information
/GETOWNER job                     Retrieves the job owner
/GETDISPLAYNAME job             Retrieves the job display name
/SETDISPLAYNAME job display_name   Sets the job display name
/GETDESCRIPTION job             Retrieves the job description
/SETDESCRIPTION job description Sets the job description
/GETPRIORITY    job             Retrieves the job priority
/SETPRIORITY    job priority       Sets the job priority
/GETNOTIFYFLAGS job             Retrieves the notify flags
/SETNOTIFYFLAGS job notify_flags   Sets the notify flags
/GETNOTIFYINTERFACE job         Determines if notify interface is registered
/GETMINRETRYDELAY job             Retrieves the retry delay in seconds
/SETMINRETRYDELAY job retry_delay  Sets the retry delay in seconds
/GETNOPROGRESSTIMEOUT job         Retrieves the no progress timeout in seconds
/SETNOPROGRESSTIMEOUT job timeout  Sets the no progress timeout in seconds
/GETERRORCOUNT job               Retrieves an error count for the job

/SETPROXYSETTINGS job <usage>     Sets the proxy usage
   usage choices:
    PRECONFIG   - Use the owner's IE defaults.
    AUTODETECT  - Force autodetection of proxy.
    NO_PROXY    - Do not use a proxy server.
    OVERRIDE    - Use an explicit proxy list and bypass list. 
                  Must be followed by a proxy list and a proxy bypass list.
                  NULL or "" may be used for an empty proxy bypass list.
  Examples:
      bitsadmin /setproxysettings MyJob PRECONFIG
      bitsadmin /setproxysettings MyJob AUTODETECT
      bitsadmin /setproxysettings MyJob NO_PROXY
      bitsadmin /setproxysettings MyJob OVERRIDE proxy1:80 "<local>" 
      bitsadmin /setproxysettings MyJob OVERRIDE proxy1,proxy2,proxy3 NULL 

/GETPROXYUSAGE job               Retrieves the proxy usage setting
/GETPROXYLIST job                 Retrieves the proxy list
/GETPROXYBYPASSLIST job         Retrieves the proxy bypass list

/TAKEOWNERSHIP job               Take ownership of the job

/SETNOTIFYCMDLINE job program_name [program_parameters] 
    Sets a program to execute for notification, and optionally parameters.
    The program name and parameters can be NULL.
    IMPORTANT: if parameters are non-NULL, then the program name should be the
               first parameter.

  Examples:
    bitsadmin /SetNotifyCmdLine MyJob c:\winnt\system32\notepad.exe  NULL
    bitsadmin /SetNotifyCmdLine MyJob c:\foo.exe "c:\foo.exe parm1 parm2" 
    bitsadmin /SetNotifyCmdLine MyJob NULL NULL

/GETNOTIFYCMDLINE job             returns the job's notification command line

/SETCREDENTIALS job <target> <scheme> <username> <password>
  Adds credentials to a job.
  <target> may be either SERVER or PROXY
  <scheme> may be BASIC, DIGEST, NTLM, NEGOTIATE, or PASSPORT. 

/REMOVECREDENTIALS job <target> <scheme> 
  Removes credentials from a job.

The following options are valid for UPLOAD-REPLY jobs only:

/GETREPLYFILENAME job     Gets the path of the file containing the server reply
/SETREPLYFILENAME job path Sets the path of the file containing the server reply
/GETREPLYPROGRESS job     Gets the size and progress of the server reply
/GETREPLYDATA    job      Dumps the server's reply data in hex format

The following options can be placed before the command:
/RAWRETURN                       Return data more suitable for parsing
/WRAP                             Wrap output around console (default)
/NOWRAP                         Don't wrap output around console

The /RAWRETURN option strips new line characters and formatting.
It is recognized by the /CREATE and /GET* commands.

Commands that take a job parameter will accept either a job name or a job-ID
GUID inside braces.  BITSADMIN reports an error if a name is ambiguous.
Edited by GregThompson

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