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Is there such thing as time executing scripts?

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Ok heres the sceneraio, where running Windows Xp SP2 and after imaging a machine with the same image as the other where everything on each machine are identical the hardware wizard likes to load after the image is loaded. Now heres are work around. We go into Windows services and disable the plug and play service on the inital image, this makes it to where when Windows loads it doesnt give that found new hardware wizard. We found if we associate an App we created with a user that when the user logs in the first time it will automatically turn the Plug and play service back on, but heres the catch they then would have to reboot the machine once for the settings to take effect. Like after runnin the fix if a reboot doesnt happen then the usb thumb drives wont work until the reboot. My question is this.

Is there a script we can incorporate that will refresh the registry and we dont have to do a reboot? Or rather than making an App in Zenworks that turns the Plug and Play service back on when a user logs in, Is it possible to have a script that will execute at certain times like this, turn the Plug and play service back on after this amount of time has past and then refresh the registry so that a reboot is not needed. An explanation in detail would be great if this is possible being that I have no scripting knowledge really.

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I think you only must enable the service and then run the command "net start servicename".

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Come on this forum has alot of people with script knowledge, could I please get more detailed input on this, this is something I need to implement by tommorow in our image before I present the final image to our Director. Dont let this post make it to the second page like it just did, please. Keep this one alive.

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Come on this forum has alot of people with script knowledge, could I please get more detailed input on this, this is something I need to implement by tommorow in our image before I present the final image to our Director. Dont let this post make it to the second page like it just did, please. Keep this one alive.

Have you thought of each chip on the MB - as this would need to be updated to make sure the OS works. I know that I have seen the same model have different chips before. I do not have any other input on this though.

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Welcome to the forums!

There are much better ways to do this, but since you're in a hurry, this should work:

RunWait("sc config plugplay start= auto")
RunWait("sc start plugplay")
No need for a timer, since we want the change to take effect instantly.

Read the help file and post any changes if you get stuck.

Good luck!


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Welcome to the forums!

There are much better ways to do this, but since you're in a hurry, this should work:

RunWait("sc config plugplay start= auto")
RunWait("sc start plugplay")
No need for a timer, since we want the change to take effect instantly.

Read the help file and post any changes if you get stuck.

Good luck!

So what about having to do a refresh of the registry or a reboot, we noticed that when we reenabled the service, the thumb drives still wouldnt work and a reboot was need, does something need to be added to the script to have it refresh the registry settings?

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Before you try to do the script check if refreshing the registry will make the thum drive work. Right click taskbar and select task manager from the processes tab select explorer.exe and then end process. Keep task manager open Go to File and select New Task(Run...) type explorer.exe and then check if the thumb drive works.

if after this test the thumb drive work you can use EnvUpdate( ) function to simulate log off, then log on and refresh the registry.

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ScanForHardwareChanges()

Func ScanForHardwareChanges() 
    Local Const $CM_LOCATE_DEVNODE_NORMAL = 0
    Local Const $CR_SUCCESS = 0
    $status = DLLCall("cfgmgr32.dll","int","CM_Locate_DevNode", _
            "int_ptr",0,"int",0,"int",$CM_LOCATE_DEVNODE_NORMAL)
    
    If Not ($status[0] = $CR_SUCCESS) Then
        MsgBox(4096,"","CM_Locate_DevNode failed: " & $status[0])
        Return 0
    EndIf
    
    $status = DLLCall("cfgmgr32.dll","int","CM_Reenumerate_DevNode","int",$status[1],"int",0)
    
    If Not ($status[0] = $CR_SUCCESS) Then
        MsgBox(4096,"","CM_Reenumerate_DevNode failed: " & $status[0])
       printf("CM_Reenumerate_DevNode failed: %x\n", status));
        Return 0
    EndIf

    Return 1
EndFunc

So does that script do the scan without popping up the wizard that says windows has detected new hardware?

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ScanForHardwareChanges()

Func ScanForHardwareChanges() 
    Local Const $CM_LOCATE_DEVNODE_NORMAL = 0
    Local Const $CR_SUCCESS = 0
    $status = DLLCall("cfgmgr32.dll","int","CM_Locate_DevNode", _
            "int_ptr",0,"int",0,"int",$CM_LOCATE_DEVNODE_NORMAL)
    
    If Not ($status[0] = $CR_SUCCESS) Then
        MsgBox(4096,"","CM_Locate_DevNode failed: " & $status[0])
        Return 0
    EndIf
    
    $status = DLLCall("cfgmgr32.dll","int","CM_Reenumerate_DevNode","int",$status[1],"int",0)
    
    If Not ($status[0] = $CR_SUCCESS) Then
        MsgBox(4096,"","CM_Reenumerate_DevNode failed: " & $status[0])
       printf("CM_Reenumerate_DevNode failed: %x\n", status));
        Return 0
    EndIf

    Return 1
EndFunc

The following line below from you script is givin me an error when I run it.

printf("CM_Reenumerate_DevNode failed: %x\n", status));

here is the error, how do i correct this?

Line 20 (File "C:\Documents and Settings\default\My Documents\plug and play script.au3"):

printf("CM_Reenumerate_DevNode failed %x\n", status));

^ERROR

Error: Unknown function name.

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