Solved

How do i get a Kixtart scrip to determine an OS?

Posted on 2009-06-29
2
5,699 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
Hey, im very new to kixtart and was wondering, if there is there anyway i can get my kixtart login script to check what version of windows  the pc is running, or check its role and then carry on or quit thr script based on the answer?

I have a kixtart login script and i need it to only run on PCs with windows xp, vista or 7 (eventually) on. and NOT to run on 2003 or 2008.
Basically it needs to run on workstations but not servers so idealy i would like the script to quit before it does anything if its run because a user is logging onto a server.

i know the @PRODUCTTYPE macro can help with this, but i dont know how to impliment it to do what i need it to do. Any help is greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:DEALOGIC
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 500 total points
ID: 24738569
The script below will check the OS type at the beginning, and leave the script immediately if the OS isn't a known workstation type.
Couldn't find anything for Windows 7, but you can just run the script on it and it should tell you the product type, then just add another line to the check.
You can just add your own script at the end.
? "Product type: @PRODUCTTYPE"
If (
    (InStr(@PRODUCTTYPE, "Windows 2000 Professional") = 0) AND
    (InStr(@PRODUCTTYPE, "Windows XP") = 0) AND
    (InStr(@PRODUCTTYPE, "Windows Vista") = 0)
   )
  ? "Server or unsupported OS found, leaving the script."
  Exit
EndIf
? "Workstation installation found."

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:DEALOGIC
ID: 24743220
Thanks for your help!
0

Featured Post

How our DevOps Teams Maximize Uptime

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us. Read the use case whitepaper.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This is the first one of a series of articles I’ll be writing to address technical issues that are always referred to as network problems. The network boundaries have changed, therefore having an understanding of how each piece in the network  puzzl…
I'm a big fan of Windows' offline folder caching and have used it on my laptops for over a decade.  One thing I don't like about it, however, is how difficult Microsoft has made it for the cache to be moved out of the Windows folder.  Here's how to …
Learn the basics of lists in Python. Lists, as their name suggests, are a means for ordering and storing values. : Lists are declared using brackets; for example: t = [1, 2, 3]: Lists may contain a mix of data types; for example: t = ['string', 1, T…
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question