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Provisioning environment(PXE) for windows xp, 7, server 2003, 2008 and RHEL 5

I am working for a small shop where we want to provision all the hosts from one single location. Right now, we use Legacy RIS on Win server 2003 to deploy hosts via PXE boot. Though this method works, ...
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Remote reinstallation of Scientific Linux

I am trying to have a server used for a test platform configured such that it can be easily rebooted and reinstalled with our test OS, so that we can consistently get a clean environment to work with. ...
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Install Automation across *nix + Windows

Am looking at Puppet and Cfengine. Unfortunately neither can do Windows deployments. Can you suggest some alternatives? Thank you.
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Unattended silent install of Java on OS X Lion/Mountain Lion (OS X 10.7, 10.8)

As Java is not installed by defaults on Lion and Mountain Lion systems (OS X 10.7, 10.8) I would like to deploy it to all machines on our network. I understand that I can simply download the .pkg and ...
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freeBSD9.0 autoinstall [closed]

Everybody, Hello! We use Freebsd9.0 for our workstation. Everytime, we start a new machine. We must install freeBSD manually. And what we want just autoinstall it. That is, we insert the installation ...
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Bash installing script that fits all common Linux flavors

I was asked by my boss to make a bash script that could install Apache, PHP and MySQL (AMP) binaries in a Linux box (just some common linux flavors). Compile and install all by the sources ...
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How to automate driver installation from .exe

I need to create an image which upon its first boot detects the graphics card type and installs the appropriate drivers before taking the next steps. This means I need to automate the installation ...
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juju on local server + wrapping my own application server custom built wtih charm

I'm interested in juju before starting with it i would like to ask a few questions. Can juju be only be used with ubuntu? is it possible to use it with CentOS? I have my own application server which ...
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Starting managed Windows deployment

I want to start providing managed Windows XP images to my users, however I've only done this with Linux servers, and I'm unsure of where to begin. Ideally, I want to start buying machines in groups, ...
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a script to create linux virtual machine and run a script there

I'd like to get a script working that would automate the following create a virtual machine install a linux distro run a command inside the distro shutdown and remove the virtual machine To create ...
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Automate install of SQL Server 2005 Express Service Packs

Is it possible to perform an unnattended install of service packs (SP4 is the latest) on SQL Server 2005 Express? The only way I have found is to download the SQLEXPR32.EXE containing SP4 and run it ...
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Windows 7 Bootloader installs to wrong drive when installing from secondary hard drive

I have set up an unattended installation of Windows 7, but my setup causes the bootloader to be installed to the wrong drive. Here is the setup: Drive 0 (OS Drive): This is the drive that the OS gets ...
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Is VMware's vmtar utility open-source?

So I've bumped up against some .vgz archives in VMware ESXi 4.1, which I've gathered to be specialized gzipped tar archives. This post has some info. These files can be manipulated using the ...
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Where is the bare cygwin package list located and how do I manipulate it?

Where is the bare cygwin package list located and how do I manipulate it programmatically or from a shell or with a different method than the gui? I know the gui (setup.exe), and I'd love to go one or ...
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Removing non-present hardware with Devcon?

I'm automating the removal of a USB printer from machines with Windows XP SP3. To do this, I'm using Microsoft's Devcon Utility. Running the command: devcon findall *hp* Returns: ...
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Determine the name of a feature in an MSI to install from the command line

I am trying to install an application (SalesLogix 7.2 Admin Tools and Servers) from an MSI package, but only want to install a particular feature. How can I determine the feature name so I can try ...
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How to automate the building of a VM machine [closed]

How could I automate the building of a VM machine with required software? My idea is that I have a webpage which interfaces to a VM server (either ESX or Hyper-V), I choose what OS I want and what ...
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How to create a RHEL/CentOS boot media that automatically loads kickstart from the network?

I've build a local network where using DHCP, kickstart templating and local mirrors I can automate the installation of any RedHat-type operating system. It still requires me to go to the machine (or ...
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Ubuntu preseed install fails: VFS: Cannot open root device “(null)” or unknown-block

I'm attempting to do an Ubuntu 11.10 server install using a preseed file for the first time. I created my preseed file by starting with the example file and just uncommenting/choosing what seemed ...
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Install software on a remote machine?

I posted this question to SO, but I'm really not sure whether it should go SO or ServerFault, so I'm posting it here too. Here's the question: Hey SO Gus, This might seem like a dump question, but ...
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changing python runtime maximum recursion limit

I am trying to install supervisord on a ubuntu ec2 server. When running easy_install I get the following error: > easy_install supervisor ... RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded I ...
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Remote network SLES install error on ia64

Does anyone have any experience installing SLES though lanboot on ia64? I have done plenty of network SLES installs for i386 and x86_64, even PowerPC, but for some reason ia64 is stumping me. I have ...
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Scripted install of Sun Java JDK on Ubuntu 9.04

We are trying to script the install of the sun jdk on Ubuntu 9.04 and have it automatically accept the license agreement. I have seen something around the net about creating a file that the package ...
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Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) with a raw Windows 2008R2 ISO

I am new to WAIK, and am trying to figure out how to build a WIM image from the Windows 2008 R2 ISO media. So far I have been unsuccessful in finding this information. Is this possible, and if so, ...
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How to install an MSI package from a command prompt

We have several web sites that we deploy using an MSI package. One package per website. This works fine manually: we go into the control panel uninstall the old version then run the MSI, filling ...
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What is the best way to install .NET 3.5 on all machines on the network?

I am a developer and I would like to upgrade a client's application to .NET 3.5. This means .NET 3.5 needs to be installed on every computer on the network that is going to use this application. The ...
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re-making windows-7 iso results in no ethernet controller driver

I am making an unattended installation of Windows 7. I've gotten a bug down to this: I start with a regular Win-7 Ultimate iso. If I install this manually on a VirtualBox virtual machine, everything ...
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What does /v/qn parameter do for windows silent installers?

This page says to do a silent install you pass in the parameters /s /v/qn. It mentions what /s does - silent install - but not what /v/qn does. So what does it do? Why the weird format? (on one ...
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Kickstart PXE boot ubuntu 10.04

I am trying to do a fully automated install of Ubuntu 10.04 My pxelinux.cfg/default file looks like this - label linux kernel ubuntu-installer/amd64/linux ipappend 2 append ...
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RHEL5 Bootable Kickstart DVD - Anaconda ignores my ks.cfg

I have created a kickstart file, ks.cfg, which I wish to package with the RHEL5 install DVD. I extracted all the files from the DVD to a working directory '/root/cd': cp -a /media/RHEL* /root/cd/ I ...
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Debian-Installer: how to preseed a lenny (oldstable) installation?

I had a perfectly fine running installation process for virtual machines based on an instalinux CD, creating Debian 5 lenny VMs within minutes. The preseed file ensures installation of puppet, which ...
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How do I automate an MSI install on a Server 2003 box?

I have about 20 applications that need to be run in a specific order. I want to script them so that I can do this remotely. Each one of the applications has a Setup.exe and an MSI. I was hoping just ...
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Why do I see two different ffmpeg binaries?

On Debian Lenny I built my own ffmpeg. When i do ffmpeg --version inside of a sudo bash shell I get the version I just build. Outside of it I get the old version. When using sudo ffmpeg I get the new ...
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Cross-platform scripting

I use a Bash script to deploy a heavily-customised version of JBoss onto RHEL machines. These scripts do things such as update the port binding offset depending on the name of the instance that is ...
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How can I install a system with apt-get without ncurses configuration screens?

I wrote a BASH script for doing an unattendend install on an ARM based Debian system. One of the packages being installed is samba. I added apt-get -y install samba into my setup routine, but ...
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Automating install of several applications

I'm trying to discover a reliable way of bundling several applications that may use different installer software (InstallShield, MS installer Service, Wise, etc) and automating installation of them ...
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Windows 7: Install Type 1 fonts via command line

So I have a number of Type 1 fonts (.PFM & .PFB files) that I am trying to push out to our client machines. After some web searches, here is what I did. On my machine, I installed all of the ...
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Silent install of Office 2010 w/Visio and Project

Is there a way to silent install Office 2010 Pro Plus with Visio 2010 Premium and Project 2010 Pro all at the same time? I've configured the msp's for each individual product and when I have the ...
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WMIC returns error when querying product

I'm trying to automate the installation of an MSI on my server, however before the installation can go ahead I need to uninstall the previous version from the server. Searching on the internet I've ...
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How to do an automated installation of Ubuntu on 100 Remote machines?

Help!  I desperately need some advice / help... I want an automated install (via CD or USB) of Ubuntu 10.04 ...on 100 remote machines located all over the country, using a Kickstart configuration ...
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Install .msi from script, detect when install is done

I'm trying to make an install script. I want to install an .msi file, Python, and then install other things after Python is installed. I already see how to do a command-line install. However, msiexec ...
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How to use admin console when install glassfish-3.0 by extract from zip file?

There are two types of glassfish distribution: the executable installer and zip archive. I have to use the zip archive. But the admin console doesn't work, it only shows a blue footer div, the ...
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Slipstream additional programs into XP installation disc?

I am trying to work out if it's possible to add additional programs to the default Windows XP disc. I am using nlite and it seems to work well for hotfixes etc. but not for specfic programs. The main ...
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Autoinstall of Microsoft Security Essentials give random error message

I'm using wpkg to auto install Microsoft security essentials on WinXP. At the first login after the installer finishes I get an error message as msseces.exe starts. After a reboot the message goes ...
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Debian preseed late_command is not executed

On /var/log/installer/cdebconf/questions.dat i says this: Name: preseed/late_command Template: preseed/late_command Value: wget ...
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How to clean up an improperly installed SQL server

I have a Win2003 64 bit server. Trying to install SQL 2005 Standard. The install tells me a previous install is still pending. I've rebooted to no avail. There is no SQL version listed in ...
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Create kickstart configuration file from existing configuration

Is there a script or another way to automatically generate a kickstart configuration file from the system state of an existing server so that the file can be use to replicate (not clone) the ...
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Automation of installations

Is there an affordable program which will automate the installation of applications? I am looking for something that will work with Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 so that I can automate installations of VM ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 preseed unattended install results in faulty partition table

I'm currently trying to set up an unattended installation of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) through preseeding. But whenever I try to create a custom partition scheme, the Debian installer (which Ubuntu is ...
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How to configure almost 3 dozen laptops quickly

I need to configure almost 3 dozen laptops. We need half of them to have different IP addresses. Would configuring one laptop and then ghosting the rest be the fastest way to do this or is there a ...