4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2017 6:39 PM by wimdecorte

    Get (AI_Info)?

    bigtom

      Is there a way to get all of the Assisted Install details from a connected client? The AI file ultimately can be changed or edited and when users are supposed to be limited to a certain type of install I need to keep track if anyone who is altering the intended installation.

       

      I am able to get some info with fmsadmin STATUS client, but I would like to get as much of this info as possible. I would like to see:

       

      AI_DISABLEIWP

      AI_DISABLEXDBC

      AI_DISABLEPLUGINS

      AI_NONEWDATABASES

      AI_APPLICATIONUSERS

      AI_LANGUAGE

      AI_ORGANIZATION

      AI_USERNAME

        • 1. Re: Get (AI_Info)?
          wimdecorte

          Not sure I follow, are people doing their own installs based on a provided 'assisted install' file?

          If so, wouldn't a network install be better?  That way you'd have more control.

           

          If you want to re-enforce some settings you could use a Windows logon script to set the registry like you want it and then set the user's security policy so that they can't edit the registry.

          • 2. Re: Get (AI_Info)?
            bigtom

            In this case some users are installing with a provided AI file and a network install becomes difficult.

             

            In this case there is not full control of the user machines, BYOD. The number of people who would bother with changes to the AI file is limited, but need to track if it happens.

             

            Sounds like the short answer is that this is not possible.

            • 3. Re: Get (AI_Info)?
              bigtom

              wimdecorte wrote:

               

              wouldn't a network install be better? That way you'd have more control.

              Looking at ways to setup a package that will mount a remote volume for the install. This might be the best idea as I can control read/write privileges on the network volume. Not sure if there would be control of the user copying the files on the network volume to the local machine where they have access.

              • 4. Re: Get (AI_Info)?
                wimdecorte

                If this Windows, you could do send event (or a plugin) to dump the relevant part of the registry where the FM prefs are stored, and import that into FM to report back to you.