By Bryan Keadle
With regard to the item, Not-so-Silent Install, I too needed a way to indicate that a NAL object was in the process of an install.
I created WinMsg.exe, a command line utility for providing Windows Message dialog boxes from the command line. Like the Reminder tool by James Davey, this utility will allow you to generate a message box to your users, but also allows you to specify window placement, font, colors, and buttons, and a variety of timeout options.
See this article for additional information.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.