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Offline geekfella

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Run w/o administrator
« on: August 23, 2015, 11:27:38 AM »
Hello!  I am working with small nonprofits who need this type of software to try and keep their 3rd party apps up to date.  Can I use the free version to do this, or does this violate the license?

Also, the do not have admin privs when the login (they run as standard account).  I am testing to see if we can just set this up with Task Scheduler under the Administrator account.  Any guidance on how to make sure this will work?  For example, what I would like to do is setup so it runs at 6pm every night and 3rd party apps using administrator account and task scheduler.  If the user is still logged on, or is locked, should this still work?

Thanks for any guidance.

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Re: Run w/o administrator
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 04:40:37 PM »
You can run the free version just fine. Patch My PC Free Updater does need to be run as Admin. You could potentially run via scheduled task.

Hello!  I am working with small nonprofits who need this type of software to try and keep their 3rd party apps up to date.  Can I use the free version to do this, or does this violate the license?

Also, the do not have admin privs when the login (they run as standard account).  I am testing to see if we can just set this up with Task Scheduler under the Administrator account.  Any guidance on how to make sure this will work?  For example, what I would like to do is setup so it runs at 6pm every night and 3rd party apps using administrator account and task scheduler.  If the user is still logged on, or is locked, should this still work?

Thanks for any guidance.

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Re: Run w/o administrator
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 02:54:08 PM »
Hello!  Thanks for your quick response.  I am still wrestling with the deployment of this software to the nonprofits I manager.  It doesnt seem to run correctly when using scheduled tasks under administrator account.  My scenario is I support several local nonprofits and this software could be very helpful to them to keep their systems secure and up to date without having to pay for expensive IT time.  The PC's are setup so an employee runs only as a standard user, not an administrator - which is a separate account.  So, if they try and click on PatchMyPc.exe it would ask them for their administrative password which they dont have access too.

What I tried to do is setup a scheduled task under the administrator account that would run with the /s /update switch.  I also want the computer to restart if need be to install the software.  When I try to run this, it doesnt seem to do anything and it doesnt restart the computer.  Now, I will say I am testing this by being logged in as a standard user when the time comes to update.  Does this matter?  Must a user be logged off in order for the administrator scheduled task to fire off?  I tested this way because sometimes the user doesnt log off at the end of the day.

How would you accomplish this?  You have a employee running as a standard user with no access to administrator account password.  You want to run 3rd party updates and windows updates on a schedule.  The user might not be logged off and this should run after hours.  What do you think?

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Re: Run w/o administrator
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 07:05:13 PM »
Can you send the log on the root of C:\?

Hello!  Thanks for your quick response.  I am still wrestling with the deployment of this software to the nonprofits I manager.  It doesnt seem to run correctly when using scheduled tasks under administrator account.  My scenario is I support several local nonprofits and this software could be very helpful to them to keep their systems secure and up to date without having to pay for expensive IT time.  The PC's are setup so an employee runs only as a standard user, not an administrator - which is a separate account.  So, if they try and click on PatchMyPc.exe it would ask them for their administrative password which they dont have access too.

What I tried to do is setup a scheduled task under the administrator account that would run with the /s /update switch.  I also want the computer to restart if need be to install the software.  When I try to run this, it doesnt seem to do anything and it doesnt restart the computer.  Now, I will say I am testing this by being logged in as a standard user when the time comes to update.  Does this matter?  Must a user be logged off in order for the administrator scheduled task to fire off?  I tested this way because sometimes the user doesnt log off at the end of the day.

How would you accomplish this?  You have a employee running as a standard user with no access to administrator account password.  You want to run 3rd party updates and windows updates on a schedule.  The user might not be logged off and this should run after hours.  What do you think?