User interaction during installation process

So far with netECM:Launcher, it was possible to configure applications that are not allowed to run when an installation starts. netECM:Launcher would check for these applications before starting the actual installation and fail with a specific error code if one of these applications was running.

With the latest release of netECM:Launcher we introduced two new features to improve the interaction with logged on users regarding these interfering applications:

  • Open application handling
    Users can now be informed to close interfering applications before starting the pending installations.
  • Application blocker
    Once the installation process is running, the interfering applications are blocked so users cannot open them until the installation process has been completed.

Here’s an example of a package configuration. The applications notepad.exe and powershell.exe are not allowed to run when the installation of this package starts:

PackageConfig

Open application handling

If pending installations cannot continue because a user is running interfering applications, the user is being informed:

02_MultipleInstallations

It is possible to define a timeout. When the timeout is reached the interfering applications are closed and the installation process starts automatically.

03_Timeout

If applications are instructed to close themselves but there are unsaved changes, they will remain open until the user confirms the close action:

06_ClosingInProgress2         07_ClosingInProgress_UnsavedChanges

Application blocker

If during an installation a user tries to start an interfering application, the user is informed to wait for the installation process to be finished:

BlockedApplication

Try it out

Thomas Kurth

Thomas Kurth

I’m a consultant, trainer and architect formodern workplace and enterprise mobility projects with Microsoft Technologies in the past eight years. I love to push and design the modern workplace based on Windows 10, EM&S and O365 for my customers which is the only answer for the current security threats, agile world and the fast-changing business requirements of my customers. Important for me is to simplify and automate the operational processes, because there are the highest costs.
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