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What is the most automated way to deploy a new server being managed by Chef?

We use knife-vsphere to deploy and configure new chef-managed servers in our virtual environments, but don't have any one-step solution for physical servers. Currently the process involves imaging a ...
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Deploy all MSIs from a folder-share to group of computers via domain group-policy?

Is it possible to deploy all MSI packages within a folder-share to a group of computers, with a single group-policy object? If so, how?
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Use Puppet to deploy files to all user's home directory

I want to deploy a simple text file (a git commit message template) to each user's home directory using Puppet. I came across this post which seems very close, but the part I'm not clear on is how do ...
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Is there a Pre-deployment Windows Workstation Verification Program?

When deploying machines in our enterprise we run through a series of checks before deployment. Some of these include: Verify required files and folders have been copied to the computer Verify all ...
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Deployment of many Web Services

I'm looking for advice/best-practices/+ve/-ve or other idea's on deployment and maintenance of many (50) Web Services and Web Service Applications on IIS across an application server cluster of 10 ...
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how do companies like Google and ebay deploy new versions of their sites without downtime?

I would like to know how these companies deploy new versions of their sites without downtime. I am aware of the BlueGreenDeployment model, however, I would like to know what these sites do to ...
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Equivalent for Microsoft.SystemsManagementServer.Automation in SCCM 2007

SMS 2003 contained a great feature for automation via the excellent dll: Microsoft.SystemsManagementServer.Automation.dll. It allowed automating SMS using intuitive objects, properties and methods ...
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cfengine3 file_copy only on source side change

I am using the 'digest' copy method for all file copy promises, because of the way we package and deploy software, I cant rely on mtime for the criteria for updating files. For various reasons, I am ...
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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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What are the skills required for a deployment engineer for network monitoring product company?

What comes in deployment scripts. Or what are things to keep in mind while writing one. Is bash powerful enough or you would recommend perl/python? Keeping Network Monitoring in mind, if you have ...