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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 ...
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Automate proftpd-basic install on ubuntu using apt-get

I'm trying to build a shell script to automate the installation of several packages onto an Ubuntu 10.04 server, and I'm having problems with proftpd-basic. I'm using the command line apt-get -qy ...
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Determining the minimum set of packages while building a customized Ubuntu install CD

I am customizing an Ubuntu install CD. The requirements are that everything needed be included on the CD. I'd also like to remove everything that's not needed. The use case is not a general purpose ...
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Command to organize a Finder window

I'm building a packaged-based OS X image, and, with new software added, the Application's folder is a mess (with icons obscuring each other and things in disarray). I thought deleting the .DS_Store ...
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Is it possible to stop dpkg-reconfigure restarting services

I'm building an install key for a Debian based system. The install key basically copies a disk image onto the system and then in a chroot installs a number of packages that are copied onto the install ...
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InstallShield Silent Installation

I am attempting to put together a package for the silent (no user interaction) install and uninstall of an application using InstallShield. I did not create this application and don't have access to ...
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Creating an unattended Windows Server deployment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Perform an Unattended Install of Server 2008? I'm new to unattended deployments and would like to create a script to do the following: Install of Windows Server 2008 ...
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Automatic install of software in Windows XP

I have to install many user's computer with WinXP and some useful software. It's a bit boring to click on "Next" and "Yes" each time I install something. Is there any script (or command line) that ...
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debian fully automatic install

I'm looking into booting up into FAI from a CD (I don't want to setup a PXE boot server). Is it possible to have FAI boot from a CD and use the mac address to determine what to install without having ...
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How should applications be developed for easy deployment?

I work for a company that deliver distributed control systems for various industries. We find that IT Admin skills vary to a great degree both in terms of skills and interest. We have everything from ...
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How can you perform a silent gui installation, whilst server is logged off?

I create silent software installation packages for customers. This is pretty straight forward if the installation is a simple file dump, or add service and start; but a lot more difficult if customer ...
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Windows Workgoup - is there a way to centrally install a software?

I have a client server application - intended for use in workgoups. The server is a web application, clients are .NET 2.0 based desktop applications. Is there a way to push/force the setup of the ...
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examples of kickstart files for CentOS 5.3

I want to install CentOS as a server os using kickstart. I know normally you can install a system and get a copy of the kickstart file with the installation options you selected at install time. I'm ...