Deployment is the process or collection activities that make a system available for use.

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Automatically Configure New Computers

My company is in the process of upgrading all of our users from old Windows XP computers to newer quad-core Win7 computers. This is a good thing - it's long overdue that we upgrade our workstations - ...
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What are the popular (free?) options for application deployment?

I manage a small school network with about 150 machines. I am looking for an easy way to deploy software to all the machines without having to visit each one. I've used Symantec Ghost to get the ...
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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 ...
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Free automatic deployment systems?

Are there any free systems for deploying new applications across a Windows network? e.g. if I wanted to automatically install Silverlight to every PC? (Assuming a Windows network of about 150 ...
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In-house Trusted Certificate

Hi there I'm a developer looking at introducing ClickOnce deployment for an internal .NET Winforms application that will be distributed via the corporate network. Now I would like to deploy this ...
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Automating server deployment

I find i am constantly settings up pretty much nearly identical servers and VPSs for a number of my clients and it can be very time consuming. Often the only thing that changes between each deployment ...
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How is software deployed via Active Directory?

What are the steps required for deploying a software package via Active Directory / GPO?
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Fully automated software deployment and update system [closed]

My office has about 120 Windows clients. We need a way to deploy and update free/downloadable software like Flash, Firefox, Skype etc.. This means that we want our clients to always have the latest ...
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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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Production deployment to EC2 with minimal downtime

I have a simple web application deployed on a large instance with EC2. I now want to deploy the latest code to this server but I want to do this in a way which minimizes downtime and is a smooth as ...
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Where can I find a beginner's guide to using sysprep for deploying Windows 7?

I am new to Windows 7, but want to deploy it in a Netware (read: no Active Directory, no domain, etc.) environment. I have used Novell Zenworks for imaging and deploying Windows XP in the past, and ...
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puppetrun not reporting client errors

puppetrun doesn't report errors my puppetclients encounter. for instance, if I put jibberish into site.pp and run puppetd --test on the clients I get an error. if I run puppetrun on the puppetmaster ...
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MSI package for reg deployment

What is the best way to create MSI package to deploy a registry key over a network, rather than using GPO.
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How to configure WebDeploy server for direct publishing from visual studio?

Visual Studio 2013 supports direct WebDeploy publishing (no intermediate package files to manually move). I have this working against an Azure "Website" because the server already supports WebDeploy ...
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Deploying DeployStudio

Also see question http://serverfault.com/questions/7870. Edited to add this link to a great document that I should have been using all along but didn't find until it was too late. I've successfully ...
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How do I deploy MS hotfix KB959628 exe/msp via a gpo easily?

I have been given a Microsoft hotfix that I need to deploy over the entire domain. I want to use GPO as the users do not have admin rights and Office was not deployed from an administrative point. It ...
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Deploying an ASP.NET JSON-RPC web service on IIS 7

I've got an ASP.NET JSON-RPC web service which work well using the Visual Studio development web server. It has three dependencies: Jayrock, Log4net and a COM DLL (AcoSDK) to be able to access a C++ ...
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Is the audit mode of SYSPREP practically useful in Windows deployment?

Supposedly, using the audit mode in sysprep allows you to maintain fewer images, as you can customize a base image (during audit mode passes) for the various departments or user roles you might have ...
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Supervisor not loading new configuration files

I have a problem deploying Django app using Gunicorn and Supervisor. While I can make Gunicorn serving my app (by setting proper PYTHONPATH and running apropriate command, the one from supervisord ...
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Silent Install of MSI

What is the command line to silently install an MSI file?
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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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IIS7 - Web Deployment Tool - SetParam/SetParamFile to set http and https bindings + Cert

we're currently using the MS Web Deployment Tool to sync a live website and some WebServices from a staging box to two live servers. The staging box hosts the site on any IP on port 17000, whereas ...
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How to deploy applications (in .tar.gz) with Puppet?

I'm a beginner with Puppet and I would like to know if I'm on the right way to deploy applications with Puppet. The applciations are in a tar.gz file which contains a file with the version number. ...
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Managing self-updating Windows software in GPO-deployed packages

Being very new to Windows software distribution for a small network (<50 clients) I was wondering how software packages like Adobe's Reader or Java are handled. I can deploy them as MSIs via group ...
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What is your provisioning method? (out of the cardboard -> bare metal -> fully functional server)?

Trying to cut down our deploy times and looking for suggestions and shortcuts you or your team uses to get back in the terminal and out of the data center. Looking at the entire process from ordering ...
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Printers deployed using Group Policy?

I am trying to deploy three printers on our network. I have added the role of Print and Document Services to our Domain Controller and then added the printers. I have right clicked on the printers ...
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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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What issues should I watch for when rolling out CentOS as a desktop environment?

I have been managing Debian, and now Ubuntu, desktop systems for a small shop for several years now. I am very comfortable with apt for package management and distribution upgrades. The Ubuntu ...
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How would you remotely install software on multiple Windows XP machines?

I need to install the standalone google talk client for Windows XP. I have the googletalk-setup.exe. How would you go about installing this on 100+ Windows XP systems? Is there an automated way you ...
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“Touching” software deployment group policy programmatically or via script

I have an internal application that uses the Windows Installer. Each update to this application is a "major upgrade" (different product code, same upgrade code) and it calls RemoveExistingProducts. ...
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Deploying Django App with Nginx, Apache, mod_wsgi

I have a django app which can run locally using the standard development environment. I want to now move this to EC2 for production. The django documentation suggests running with apache and ...
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Can not see “Management Service Delegation” option in IIS 7

I have installed Management Services on IIS, and want to configure for Web Deploy. At Server level I can see Mangagement Service, Feature Delegation, IIS Managers, etc I also have IIS6 management ...
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Adding Drivers To MDT 2012 Deployment Share

Whilst I have experience of WDS/RIS, I am new to using MDT so I have a question regarding drivers. Our company has various different desktop hardware all over the place and I need to roll out Windows ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise won't install on Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise

I've been trying to install SQL Server on a new Windows Server 2008. I have tried everything but I haven't been able to narrow down the problem. When the installation fails I get " Exit code ...
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.Net Application Deployment

I'm writing a windows forms application to be sold to small to mid-size corporations and be used by users on a LAN. To make it easier for network administrators, I'm thinking of using .Net 3.5 SP1 ...
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Unable to use “Web deploy” on Windows Server 2012 HTTP ERROR 404.7

I am using Windows server 2012 and Web Deploy 3.5. When I try to publish from Visual Studio I get 404 and suggests to follow the following link ...
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Are there complete System Center Configuration Manager alternatives?

I have been researching System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2 and struggling to swallow the SCCM pill. The tool seems outdated and not well equipped for managing an environment with the ...
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Deploying .msi application through GPO doesn't work

I've been trying to deploy the forticlient SSL VPN application (.msi format) into my domain machines, using a GPO. Even though I made a silent previous installation by issuing the command: msiexec /qb ...
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Reasons Why In Place Upgrades Are Bad

I am working on compiling a list of reasons why in place upgrades of software and operating systems are a bad idea. There are many people that I work with that think that it is easier and better to ...
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Tomcat7 hangs on deploying apps

I'm having some very strange behavior in Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 14.04. I created a new VPS, installed default-jdk and other simple stuff. Downloaded and unpacked Tomcat 7. Checked that it runs on ...
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Dell Optiplex 7010 Drivers do not install correctly during SCCM 2007 Deployment

I'm not sure if this the correct place to post this question, so if that's the case I'm sorry! I am currently working my way through SCCM 2007, as we are required to get all of the companies PCs up ...
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server administration for 1U rack server placed in intranet: how to deploy web application and update the server without internet connection? [closed]

A MNC sales department hired my services as a software consultant to build them a web application. This web app generates excel files based on their internal business processes. This web application ...
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Server installation logging / logbook / diary?

Are there some ways field-tested ways to keep a kind of logbook for a server? Including: software installations (and de-installations) custom configurations (e.g. of a webserver, ssh daemon, etc.) ...
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/var/www rights management

I have a server with several users and would like to allow some of them to store webpages on it. Thus, I have created subdirectories of /var/www for them and configured my webserver accordingly. ...
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Puppet - how can i copy a file to several user folders?

Well i was using the info on this: Puppet - Any way to copy predefined custom configuration files for software on clients from the puppet master (host)? But i need some more elaborated, because i ...
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Controlling updates for Google Chrome enterprise deployment

We have been using Chrome's MSI and chrome's group policy templates to deploy it to all our users. Lately we have been bitten by a few bugs that made it into release updates. The latest being scroll ...
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Security has requested to process its policy settings again. Error

I am receiving the following error with a yellow exclamation mark in the group policy results wizard when deploying software using a GPO. Security has requested to process its policy settings ...
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How can I install git on a remote OS X Server - without Developer Tools?

We have an OS X server that is co-located; that is, we have access by SSH and via the Server Admin utilities, but not via Remote Desktop. Several months later, I'd like to install git on the server. ...
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How to estimate required hosting parameter before release of a web application?

My company is preparing to release web application (SaaS). This is our biggest release so far, so we want to gather some information and advices about several things, at the momment quite important ...
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Deploying distributed apps with Puppet - advice?

I'm looking into migrating our deployment process over to using Puppet. I'm starting by deploying the third-party apps we use for the system, which include Solr Cloud orchestrated by a Zookeeper ...