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3answers
105 views

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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2answers
608 views

How to cause workstations on network to install msi package?

I have remote access to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine. There are about 5 workstations connected to this network. How can I make every workstation install an .msi package without ...
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4answers
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I deployed Flash Player via a Software Installation policy. How to upgrade?

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine as my DC. Earlier this year I created a Software Installation GPO to deploy Adobe Flash Player plugin MSI. I assigned the policy to the computers, about half run ...
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1answer
74 views

What is the preferred way to distribute a small update to software?

If a product simply requires a replacement of the .EXE file, what would be the expected way to deliver this update to multiple workstations in a large enterprise? Is an .MSP file preferred? Or ...
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3answers
635 views

Do enterprises expect MSIs to uninstall previous product version?

I am about to give deliver an upgrade to a product in the form of an MSI to an enterprise. I believe they deploy this to various workstations via GPO. What is the likely sequence of events in ...
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1answer
81 views

Windows Live Messenger redist for remote deployment

I can't seem to find the redist package for this software. download.live.com loads an exe that downloads appropriate packages on the fly, but I would like the MSIs for Messenger and the Outlook ...
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1answer
276 views

Preparing computers for remote MSI installation in NT4 domain

We recently purchased EMCO Remote Installer to deploy MSI packages we're creating. We are still (unfortunately) in an NT4 domain, and when I try to deploy a package using domain's administrator ...
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1answer
354 views

Log files for group policy application deployment

I'm looking into using group policy to deploy a couple of applications. I want to have the log of each installation written to a shared folder on a file server for tracking purposes. I can create the ...
5
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1answer
759 views

Group policy software installation Upgrade vs Replace

I select upgrade in gpo software install to upgrade an existing package. I am not replacing the package. Will the old package and the upgrade package be installed on new computers joining the domain? ...
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1answer
591 views

Executing setup.exe /silent via MSI File

I would like to build an MSI file for Active Directory deployment. Instead of taking a pre install snapshot, installing the application, taking a post install snapshot and packaging the differences ...
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6answers
4k views

The corporate benefits of using MSI files

What are the advantages of using .msi files over regular setup.exe files? I have the impression that deployment is easier on machines where users have few permissions, but not sure about the ...
4
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4answers
537 views

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 ...