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Batch file doesn't run after Admin Image install

Question asked by Tom Helsley on Mar 26, 2020
Latest reply on May 19, 2020 by David Lane

This topic came up in another discussion, The Missing 5% functionality - All Chapters.  Rather than Take up space in that discussion, I thought I'd branch it off to it's own discussion here.  First, here's the background, or rather my first post in that discussion on this topic:

One item with the admin image tool that has recently been chapping my hide - the "Run a program after Installation" option doesn't do anything anymore.  I use it to run a batch file which copies several shortcuts of my company's baseline settings to a local folder.  It used to work great, but now it doesn't work at all. I did a lot of research and testing on this issue and I haven't been able to get it working again. It may be a windows security issue, but the measures I've taken for that haven't worked so far.  Even if it is a Windows issue and isn't a SolidWorks issue, I think SolidWorks needs to provide more information on using this option and how to get around the issues in windows.

Here is the option I'm talking about:

 

To be a bit more specific, I first saw this problem when deploying SolidWorks 2019 SP4.0.  My previous deployment, SolidWorks 2017, SP3.0 didn't have this problem.  Both were done in Windows 10 Pro.  At this point, it could be either Microsoft, or SolidWorks, but I cannot tell for sure.

 

If anyone knows why this is, please post your thoughts, knowledge/experience, etc.

 

There were some good replies to this and I wanted to keep the entire discussion together. I have posted their comments on this topic from the other discussion.  Let's keep the discussion going here.

 

Thanks.

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