In reference to #2: In the famous words of Emily Litella...Nevermind.
As long as the last action succeeds and you don't stop processing the template if an action fails, then it shows as success. I guess I knew that already... just a little under pressure here.
Being a LANDesk Administrator is a bit like flying a plane designed for an octopus. Naturally we are a "jumpy" lot. At some point you might get to the knowledge level that Z has, but then you run the risk of adapting his behavior too... just kiddin' you there Z.