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SQL 2008 R2 automated install w/ configuration file - The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid

I am doing an automated installation of SQL Server 2008 R2. I have a new VMware guest with Windows 2008 R2 and ran the SQL Server 2008 R2 setup to create a configuration file. I am only installing the ...
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Prevent Windows Installer from copying all files while installing from USB flash

Is there any option (probably using Autounattend.xml) that will prevent the Windows installer to copy all files from USB flash to the C:\Windows folder while installing? Eg: the installation media ...
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Unattended install of PostgreSQL 9.5 on Windows, modifying config files

I'd like to perform an unattended installation of PostgreSQL 9.5 on a number of Windows 7 machines, ideally by assigning an MSI via Group Policy. There seems to be no MSI file, but the EnterpriseDB ...
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How to silently uninstall then reinstall Quicktime remotely/programattically

We have a Scholastic program that uses Quicktime to do audio playback and recording. Unfortunately for me, when I created my image, I didn't know that installing too high a version of Quicktime would ...
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How to automate installation of Windows 10?

Question: Is there a way to pre-configure the installation process of Windows 10, so that the installation will take e.g. a script file and just run through the installation without requiring the user ...
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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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how to Install java run-time /jre on a custom path using a Batch script?

Im trying to create a bat file to make an unattended installation with sccm. I downloaded jre-7u55-windows-i586.exe from ...
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“clientless” rdp session to windows 7 professional

I am currently automating the installation of a legacy windows 7 application, that requires a desktop session on the target machine. We are currently setting up automated testing system (using ...
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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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Windows 2012 Autounattend still asking about disk configuration

I'm a huge fan of automation and so on, so having the ability to do this is kinda important. In this instance, we're naming the file Autounattend.xml, putting it in the root of the boot disk, and ...
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Unattended installation of Ubuntu from USB drive — Not mounted correctly

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). In some cases, the USB drive is incorrectly mounted on ...
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Office 365 Deployment after Plan Change

We recently switched our plan from "Office 365 Mid-Sized Business" to "Business Premium". I was initially told by MS support that the user would not notice the change, so I agreed to the plan change. ...
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Install Java 1.7 non-interatively on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to install Java 1.7 on several machines and hence I want to do it using a script. The problem is the installation asks for certain options (to be specific 'Y', then 'OK' and finally 'Yes'). I ...
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Best practices for reusable scripts for building linux machines [duplicate]

I am looking for best practices for automating software installs and configuration. So far I have been following manually written steps to install linux , install softwares like apache, tomcat, ...
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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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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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Is it possible to create a generalized configuration file for installing Windows features using PowerShell?

I'm currently trying to automate the build of a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. At the moment the challenge is automating the addition of roles and features. Within the roles and features wizard ...
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Serve isolinux.cfg from a network location

Is it possible to configure a boot ISO to pull its menu over the network? I'd like to have an install iso which could be dynamically reconfigured to install different versions of my distribution. I'd ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 preseed host form dns

if try to automate an Ubuntu 14.04 server installation, all questions are answers except one. The server get his ip and hostname via a dnsmasq. I tried in this section # Any hostname and domain names ...
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VMware ESX Server - Automated infrastructure and VM Provisioning [closed]

We would like to automate test infrastructure deployment for test automation with Jenkins. That's greatly appreciated if you can share your experiences and any tools to be suggested. Should the script ...
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Which of these components should I be using in my Windows 7 x64 deployment answer file?

We are creating an answer file in Windows System Image Manager to automate deployments of Windows 7 Professional (x64) on new PCs we buy for the office: One of the tasks we are automating is wiping ...
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Hard drive is not detected at early stage of unattended installation

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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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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Unattended installation with preseed — give a custom device to partman-auto

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). On the ML110 and ML310, the hard drive ...
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How to configure ssh access for an unattended linux-distro ISO image for local development env similar to accessing cloud service VM instances?

I configured Packer to build unattended ISO installs of various Debian-derived distros to VMware fusion. As I configure the VMs manually for ssh access, it times out and the build artifacts created ...
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How Can I Determine Which ./configure Options are Currently “Activated”?

I ran ./configure on a project a long time ago after tweaking multiple options, but now I want to add an option to the rather long list of current options. I do not remember what options I used, so I ...
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Auto run WDS installation with BIOS password

I wonder if it's possible to auto start a WDS installation on a client without the need to input the BIOS password. What I want to say, is I don't want to delete the bios password from the client ...
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automated linux deployment and config management at small scale - is it worth it?

I'm about to deploy ~25 servers running Debian. The machines will have different roles - web servers, Java appservers, proxies, MySQL boxes. The environment will probably not grow much in the future - ...
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Scripting out the installation of Team City agents

We have a reasonable-sized Team City installation and currently I am planning to add another 25 agents, 5 agents per machine. So far I was doing the installation manually: Log into the server ...
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Unattended Install of Windows using Powershell and Hyper-V

Is this possible? I have a script that gets up to the point of Installing Windows Server 2008. However it gets up literally to the "Click Next......etc etc..." and I want to be able to integrate this ...
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How do I automate installation of the MSMQ components on a Windows client?

I'm looking at message queueing for client/server communication in a new product. One of the problems with MSMQ is that it's not installed by default on most Windows desktops, and that it doesn't seem ...
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How to Install Skype domain-wide

You know Live Messenger is over and we have to migrate to Skype. I got two choices to do that on 40+ computers under the domain. Give standard users permission to install software. ...
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fully automated install of virtualbox tools in windows 7

I'm making an unattended install of windows. Part of it is installing virtualbox guest additions, which is run by the installer due to the following entry in Autounattend.xml: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Looking for an automated method to install and configure SNMP on servers

I have an enviornment with 30 Windows servers (Server 2003 and a few 2008 systems). We are now looking at monitoring solutions, but the first item that we need to accompilish is getting SNMP ...
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Install .EXE without displaying windows [closed]

I want to install an .exe file without displaying windows, by supplying value to parameters ? How can i do from Commands or script not in UI ?
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start linux installation from a linux

Need to network install ubuntu/centos after preparing RAID/BIOS/Firmware. Right now, a machine first boots into a tiny linux kernel(resides in memory) and run scripts handling all the above hardware ...
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BAD ARCHIVE MIRROR using PXE BOOT method

i m trying to automatically install UBUNTU on a client PC by using the method of PXE BOOT method....my Objectives are below:- i m following the steps given in this link installation using PXE BOOT ...
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Remote Windows 7 Imaging

Over the next few months I will have the need to image windows laptop with our customized windows image. Normally WDS is fantastic for this, but these laptops (30-60 at a time) could pop up anywhere ...
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Suppress chrome's first-time dialog on linux

I'm trying to install google chrome using puppet on a bunch of linux machines (SLES 12) and I don't want any dialogs that the user has to answer before they can start browsing. This is mainly because ...
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Bash script to install PostgreSQL

I'm trying to write a bash script to install PostgreSQL server on a Debian 6 VPS. I keep wiping the server and I'm like to write something to auto-install it. #!/bin/bash export ...
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Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm

I'm trying to create a script that forces a Debian Lenny install to install the latest version of CRAN R. During the install it appears libc6 is upgraded and the install wants interactive confirm that ...
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Remote deployment of OS X as an full version upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.7,10.8, or 10.9 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I ...
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Using virt-install and http preseed to do unattended ubuntu 10.04 install

The virt-install command line I used is below sudo virt-install kvm ubuntu -v sudo virt-install -v -n golden-egg -r 256 --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/golden-egg.qcow2,size=5 --os-type ...
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How to achieve ubuntu automatic installation with help of USBDRIVE?

I wants to place Ubuntu 13.04 Server edition ISO Image to USB pendrive and then automatic installation by help of this usbdrive. I perform following steps: (1) Format the pendrive, Assuming my ...
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How do I preseed a pointopoint option in Debian?

How can I preseed a pointopoint connection for the Debian installer? The following option didn't work. d-i netcfg/get_pointopoint string 10.10.10.10 I need it because the default gateway for the ...
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“cannot receive new filesystem stream: invalid backup stream” error when unpacking flash archive on solaris 10

I've searched around but i'm having no luck with some peculiar behavior with a flash archive. I'm using HP Server Automation 9.14 to deploy the OS. I'm creating a Solaris 10 flash archive to create ...
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how-to deploy files to several nodes on network automatically?

need to push(deploy) few batch files to the machines on a network. All nodes are running Windows. The batch files contain some commands to initialize an env on each node. what ways can this be ...
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Creating an NSIS installer for ConfigMgr that will cause ConfigMgr client to initiate a restart

I have been using NSIS to create install packages for applications developed by our in-house development staff for several years, and we have recently switched from an alternative product to ConfigMgr ...