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Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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Installing software as an Update

My company uses SCCM 2007 and Windows 7. I have a rather complicated application deployment that I need to do. To make a long story short, I have to automatically install this while no users are ...
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Recurrence of an MSIEXEC package deployment through GPO

We want to use this simple command in a batch file: msiexec /package "\path\package.msi" /quiet /norestart We want to deploy it to all users and their machines. We want it to be installed only once, ...
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1answer
549 views

How can I re-install live production server with minimal downtime?

I need to reinstall Ubuntu Server running on VMWare VPS. The simplest way would certainly be to make a fresh install from mini ISO. But it's a production server and I can't afford an hour or more of ...
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Reasonable Location to Install Web Service on Server

Firstly, I'm a software developer and not qualified as any kind of system or server expert so I'm looking for advice in order to help me prevent faults on our server. I've written a modular system to ...
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2answers
910 views

Automating MySQL configuration with kickstart

I've been testing deployment for a website with some virtual servers. I have most of my deployment steps done via kickstart file (package installation and user creation). However, for MySQL I have to: ...
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What standards should be followed while deploying a new Linux/Solaris server in production

I am trying to setup a standard for deploying new servers in production. I want to include some default tools to be installed on every server like snmp,nmap,vim,nano and on the same time want to ...
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1answer
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Automating silent software deployments on Solaris 10

Essentially, the question I'd like to ask is related to the automation of software package deployments on Solaris 10. Specifically, I have a set of software components in tar files that run as daemon ...
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What's an easy way to install software on 30+ LAN PCs running XP Pro SP3 from a single PC?

Preferably without needing client-side software on each local machine. Parallel installation would be a bonus, but sequential is fine as well. Silent & unattended would be great too. Tried ...
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Do I really need twho different Exchange servers 2007|2010?

Given am Exchange Server 2003 running on a dedicated server on a LAN protected by a Linux in DMZ, Microsoft says that if you upgrade, you should install two different servers (meaning two boxes, two ...
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1answer
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MDT deployment and Naming machines

I have just setup an environment using WDS and the Microsoft Deployment toolkit to push images out to our machines. The only thing I am now struggling with is naming the machines. I would like to ...
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6answers
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Which technology stack would result in easiest deployment for a customer-hosted web app?

Given a web application that would need to run on the customer's servers, and installed by the system administrators on the customer's side, which technology stack would result in an easier deployment ...
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Unattended installations of Mac OS X

Is there a way to setup a networked automated OS deployment for Mac OS X? Admins wanting to deploy RedHat can deploy over the network using Kickstart (with the install media on a shared network ...
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Firefox packaging to include addons for network installation

While looking up information on FireFox here I came across the post: Non-IE browsers wont auto-authenticate. which showed how to handle the issue of integrated login for FireFox which also briefly ...
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Can OpenSolaris be used as a Solaris 11 preview for new projects?

I am currently developing a Java EE Application which will presumably run on the Glassfish v2.1 Application Server and PostgreSQL 8.4. As we are currently extremely short in manpower (just me), I am ...
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7answers
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Network OS install server

I am looking setup a server that will allow us to install OS's (such as windows xp) over a network boot. Is there any solutions out there that will allow such a thing? Edit: Also i wanted to point ...
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automated installs vs. drive imaging

What are the pros and cons of deploying via automated installs vs. drive imaging? For Windows I know there are issues around SID generation when cloning drives. Are there any similar issues for ...
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Published software not displayed in Add/Remove Programs

I just followed How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003 to try publishing a software (MSI file). I could follow all the steps, but the supposedly successfully ...