troubleshooting Question

Uninstall 2016 Blueebeam PDF and install 2017 version using script

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Windows OSWindows 7Scripting LanguagesActive DirectoryWindows Server 2012
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Good Morning,

I am new to scripting and never done it in the past and now have a test environment to play with it and once successful deploy this for about 100 computers running mix of windows 7 64 bit OS and windows 10 64 bit OS.

What I need to accomplish:  Uninstall Bluebeam 2016 and 2015 versions from about 100 computers and install the new BB 2017 on these domained machines. I need to get it done efficiently and to be able to show message to users that currently this upgrade is performed and once it finished display its now completed and thank you for your patience.  

Test Environment:

Got BB 2016 installed on Windows 10 x64 domained machine.
Built a test GPO and have this test computer in there.
Two scripts are in the startup sectiion:  1. UninstallPreviousversions.bat 2 BB2017silentinstall.bat They are setup in order.

As I am testing by rebooting this machine, looks like the script works after the login :

It uninstalls the older version 2016
and installs 2017 version silently

This takes about 15 minutes which is expected but the echo messages are not showing up for user to know that this process is going on.

Can someone help me to make my scripts better so that when the users log in to their windows 10 or windows 7 computers, its little graphical and the prompt "stays there" until the uninstall and new install is completed and if it fails for some reason, it gives a message that the changes were unable to be done.

Attached are my current two scripts. Hopefully this is simple enough but as I said I am new to this.

Secondly, I wanted to know why does the script only run one time and not again after the computer restarts. This is as per my tests, the script ran and uninstalled old versions and then installed the new version silently, however when I manually installed old version again and uninstalled new version, for my second test on the same PC, the scripts are not running.


Thank you very much!

Nick
BB2017installsilent-.txt
Uninstall-Previous-versions.txt
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