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How to set WSS to allow Norton Internet Security 2009 auto updates? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am a newbie home user and would like simplified instruction on how to set Windows Steady State to allow Norton Internet Security 2009 automatic updates.

    My home PCs use Windows XP Pro SP3 and Windows XP Media edition (w/SP3).

    The reason for wanting to try WSS?  I have two teenaged sons who inadvertantly (?) make changes to the system through their internet or gaming usage.

    Again, I am relatively inexperienced with PCs but would like to have an OS install last more than a few months before having to result to a complete wipe and reinstall.  Any and all advice you have for making this happen would be appreciated (and it will allow me to keep what little hair I have left).
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 2:24 PM

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    Hi Scotto27, unfortunately, NIS 2009 is not officially supported by Windows SteadyState currently. We do not have existing script for it. As we do not support custom script development in this forum, you will need to write your own custom update script. When you write a custom script, please pay attention to the following:

     

    1. Custom scripts must be written so that they return only after actions in the custom script have been completed.

     

    2. If a custom script update on a Windows SteadyState computer requires any resources during a scheduled update, such as a valid network connection, the resource must be available at the time of the update.

     

    3. If NIS 2009 shows any blocking UI (for example, a dialog that requires user interaction), then the updates will fail.

     

    Also, you can refer to the following thread regarding script:

     

    Script with schedule update at certain time and disk protection on and set to remove changes

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1951048&SiteID=17

     

    Thanks for your understanding.


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 2:06 AM
    Monday, February 16, 2009 8:19 AM

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  •  

    Hi Scotto27, unfortunately, NIS 2009 is not officially supported by Windows SteadyState currently. We do not have existing script for it. As we do not support custom script development in this forum, you will need to write your own custom update script. When you write a custom script, please pay attention to the following:

     

    1. Custom scripts must be written so that they return only after actions in the custom script have been completed.

     

    2. If a custom script update on a Windows SteadyState computer requires any resources during a scheduled update, such as a valid network connection, the resource must be available at the time of the update.

     

    3. If NIS 2009 shows any blocking UI (for example, a dialog that requires user interaction), then the updates will fail.

     

    Also, you can refer to the following thread regarding script:

     

    Script with schedule update at certain time and disk protection on and set to remove changes

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1951048&SiteID=17

     

    Thanks for your understanding.


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, February 17, 2009 2:06 AM
    Monday, February 16, 2009 8:19 AM
  •  As stated before, I am an inexperienced user...a newbie.  Scripting my own solution is pretty much out of the question.

    Why on earth would Microsoft create such a utility and not provide support for a security suite that is generally considered to be one of the top products on the market?

    Sadly, I am left hoping that someone else (out of the kindness of their own hearts) may provide me with a workable solution or detail the results of their personal experience and experimentation.
    Monday, February 16, 2009 3:30 PM