my need is that the Show-InstallationWelcome function has to be used to be able to show the user applications that must be closed before procedding. The Deploy-Application.Exe is called by DSM7 from Ivanti. DSM7 as SCCM have a timeout (e.g. SCCM 2 hours, DSM7 can be defined individually within the package). Therefore I need a control mechanism to be able to control the deployment.
Example: The user is shown the Welcome-Prompt indicating that e.g. Outlook must be closed to proceed with the installation. If the user e.g. is in a meeting and does not recognize the Welcome dialog, this dialog will keep displayed by default endless. In the meantime the deployment tool (SCCM resp. DSM7) force the end of the installation either with an error or as success (which does not reflect the reality).
Therefore I need a timeout to be defined 8e.g. 5 minutes less than the timeout of the deployment tool) to be able to catch that timeout as a non user reaction instead of catching an error/success. Becaus the deployment tool offers normally the opportunity to re-deploy the software package after a specifi time if that package was not marked as errorneous or successful.
With the timeout defined by me I am able to control the deploy mechanism in the right way.
PS: I have had a closer look into the documentation (Version3.7.0) for the Show-InstallationWelcome function and the parameter ‘ForceCountdown’ you mentioned.
The descriüption says :
Specify a countdown to display **before automatically proceeding with the installation** when a deferral is enabled.