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we have around 250 workstation(mix of windows 7 and XP SP3) ; we are delegating those users some admin tasks via task pads and they need admin tool pack(containing AD tools such as dsa.msc etc) for accomplishing those. The admin pack is around 280 MB for Windows 7 and 20 MB for Windows XP (I have no idea why such disparity). We are trying to deploy these admin packs to the users workstations. Is there a way to automate this process and do it via Powershell?

Please do let me know any additional clarifications or questions.

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Why not use Software installation via Group Policy to deploy it? –  joeqwerty Jan 27 '13 at 16:01
    
Thanks Joe, I will look into it. –  Darktux Jan 28 '13 at 15:21
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@joeqwerty I don't know about the XP tools, but the Windows 7 RSAT is a .msu, which can't be deployed through GPO. Also, after it's installed it needs to be enabled via "turn windows features on or off". It really seems like it should be simple, but I've been thinking about this for a day or so and it would need to be some combination of SCCM or an MSI wrapper for the .msu combined with dism or some PowerShell magic to enable the correct features after installation. –  MDMarra Jan 28 '13 at 20:32
    
Unfortunately we dont have the luxury of SCCM, we use Landesk for workstation deployments though and it is not a straight foward task to do cvia landesk ; some scripting might be needed.Thanks for the replies, now i got an idea about this. –  Darktux Jan 28 '13 at 22:07

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