5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM by phoffmann

    Progress bar at all stages ?

    Apprentice

      Hi,

       

      there is a nice progress bar for the downloading stage in LD 9.6

       

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      Do you know if it possible to get it for all the stage and not only for the downloading stage (i guess it is only for the downloading stage regarding the landesk documentation : Whats new for LDMS 9.6 SP1 Software Distribution and the "Send Detailed Task Status" is in the agent configuration/network.)

       

      Cheers.

        • 1. Re: Progress bar at all stages ?
          phoffmann SupportEmployee

          That progress bar is (currently) only for downloading, because people tended to have no idea "how far down" things were, when you were copying down 10 GB+ of data to a client. This was "relatively easy to do" because we know how many files / how much data there is left to be copied down.

           

          For an install that's a lot harder, because machine A may install a piece of software in 5 minutes, but machine B may only install it in 10 - so it's not a "hard" value.

           

          You can certainly log an enhancement request here - Enhancement Requests- to suggest such an improvement .

           

          Hope that helps.

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          • 2. Re: Progress bar at all stages ?
            Apprentice

            Hi,

             

            and thanks for your very clear answer ! I was more thinking about the KB list, something just relativ to a % regarding the number of KBs. Something like if there are 100 KBs to install, we have installed 60 of them, then the progress bar is at 60%.

             

            I will make the enhancement request as suggested.

             

            Cheers from France.

            • 3. Re: Progress bar at all stages ?
              JoeDrwiega SupportEmployee

              Also if you are using a batch to do this you could send task status for each KB and have the /msg=1_KB12345. Just a thought. How to send a custom task status with SendTaskStatus.exe

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              • 4. Re: Progress bar at all stages ?
                Apprentice

                Hi,

                 

                Good catch but we would like here to use Landesk with the fewest personnalization. So for installing KBs, we would use the nativ repair tasks

                • 5. Re: Progress bar at all stages ?
                  phoffmann SupportEmployee

                  As a slight expansion on the above comment, I've previously written a more detailed article on how to use SDCLIENT for messaging. It can come in useful in various scenarios.

                   

                  The article can be found here - About SDCLIENT based communications - enjoy .

                   

                  One complication to consider with the progress of KB patching (for instance) is that there's a lot of potential for the "Windows progress bar problem". Meaning you get to 90% completion in 10% of the time ... and the remaining 10% take for ever. Some people won't like that. Just highlighting this as a possibility why we might not end up doing something like this (tricky affair trying to keep everyone content) .