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I am needing to create a autorun cd/dvd that will hopefully accomplish the following:
1. I will have folders on the media called Microsoft Office 2007 which contains all of the installation files with setup configured for unattended setup upon launch of the main executable file and a folder called Real VNC. I would like to have a batch file or script file to Copy the Microsoft Office 2007 folder and the Real VNC folder to the root of the C: drive on the site computer. It would be nice if the Microsoft Office 2007 installation would launch automatically and install after the folders are copied over.

2. The catch is, the site users have very limited rights to what they can change and access on the logon. We are using Steady State to "lock down" the computer. We have 2 partions on the site's hard drive, C & D. The ysave all of their files on D and they cannot see or access C from the logon. I am wondering if this will be an issue if the auto copy can work under the limited account or if there is a way to incorporate the Windows administrator user/pass into this auto process? Worst case, if we can get a solution to get the files copied off the media to their hard drive, I could connect via VNC and run setup under admin logon. I am not so much worried about the Real VNC other than just getting the folder copied over to the root of the C drive.

3. I have thought using software such as Indigo Rose, Autorun Typhoon 4, CDMenu Pro or any other software that may best server this project.
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If you're using steady state, won't the changes be deleted when the computer is restarted?

It's not fair for me to *just* post a question in response to your question, :) so here's my thought for the cd to autorun. Create a file called autorun.inf to put on the root of your CD. (See code snip) and then you'll have to create the batch file that the autorun points to. The batch file will be able to copy the directories over and start the install.

But I'm still concerned that a.) Steady State has it locked down and the user won't be able to copy the files over. b.) the files will disappear when the computer's rebooted, but that's up to how locked down it is.
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I understand how Steady Stae works and is configured. We use it in place of Group Policy, so it pretty much servers the same purpose as Group Policy does. It will not delete anything when the computer is rebooted, it just will not allow them access to the C: drive at all. That is why I posted in the original question:
" issue if the auto copy can work under the limited account or if there is a way to incorporate the Windows administrator user/pass into this auto process?'"
The admin account does not have any limitations but the site user does not have the credentials to access this and if I have to manually go in and do the entire process myself (copying files to C: drive) on 100+ plus computers, the autorun would just be a waste of time and I could just burn the files to a CD and send to each user. The main limitation is that all of these users are spread out over a wide geographic area (hundreds of miles)and varying speeds of internet connections, some as low as 128k connection and some have just Verizon data cards. They dial into our network via SSL VPN and we have Ultra VNC enabled so that we can connect to the end user.
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