Automated methods of distributing software to machines, typically on a large scale. This tag encompasses the tools and procedures used to facilitate software deployment/distribution within an environment, or to client machines via an internet connection.

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GPO: How to determine why an .msi didn't install via Active Directory

I've created a GPO to push out an .msi packages to PCs in a particular OU. I've confirmed that: the target client PCs firewalls are not blocking traffic the folder containing the .msi is shared on ...
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Multiple installers attached to a single GPO?

Can more than one installer (msi, mst) be linked to a GPO to deploy multiple packages at once?
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Difficulty deploying software to domain workstations with Server 2008

Using a GPO I've tried to deploy (in this case) Chrome to a series of locked down workstations with limited usage. This is on a server 2008 R2 installation, with the clients running Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu juju and Eucalyptus?

Has anyone used juju (ensemble) to deploy softwares on Eucalyptus' instances successfully ? Although the official FAQ says that juju is only support EC2 ( currently ), but I've found someone (ex.) ...
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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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.Net application deployment under Terminal Services (win svr 2008 R2)

I just wanted to see if its possible or even Necessary to use application deployment for a .Net application under terminal server. im aware that applications are installed on the server and the users ...
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Group Policy: Assigning and Publishing Software Packages

If you link a GPO to an OU that is designed to push out say, Excel 2007, and half of the computers in that OU already have that software installed, will the GPO be smart enough to notice, or will it ...
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Windows 7 install in small office

I have 6 new computer in a primary school that arrived with Win 7 installed. I have to put them on our domain, but I also have to install all sorts of programs on them. With Win XP I always cloned ...
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How to deploy new CA certificate to Firefox installs

Is there a way do deploy remotely new CA certificates to Firefox installs? In other words, has anything changed since this question was answered Installing a CA certificate on multiple Windows ...
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Using Puppet to install software “bundles”

We're in the process of researching a configuration/systems management implementation and we've done quite a lot of demoing of Puppet. Puppet seems to excel at the somewhat simple "ensure this ...
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Deploy MS Access Runtime via group policy

I am trying to deploy Access 2007 runtime via group policy and I am having a problem. So, i downloaded the AccessRT.exe and run accessrt.exe /extract to get the msi file. Then when I try to attach the ...
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Upgrade software package installed with GPO

Since recently I have been using AD policies to deploy software packages through GPO on a small domain. This had been working well, but I am not sure what is the correct procedure for upgrading a ...
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Deploy MSI silently - Cisco CAD Client Configuration

Deploy a MSI using Group Policy. Sounds easy right? This MSI (CAD Client Configuration.msi) prompts for the IP address of our UCCX server. Most MSI's I have dealt with I can install silently uisng ...
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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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update manager to update remote software (windows)

We deploy windows machines with a 3rd party application that we modify slightly (config files and images) just after we install it on the soon to be deployed systems. This application does not have ...
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Windows software deployment and patching tools

I'd like to know your thoughts on a solid commercial, or open source, software deployment and patching tool. We've been down the route of WPKG (good, but quite a lot of work and no reporting of ...
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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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Mass deployment of Adobe Reader v10, removal of older versions

I'm not familiar with any software deployment tools we have here. It is a Windows domain with a Server 2003 domain controller. The majority of remote and office PCs have versions of Acrobat Reader ...
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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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What is a good, cheap, solution for managing patches over say 100 seperate domains

We are an IT support provider and I am looking at improving our existing systems. We have WSUS in place for Windows Updates but we are looking for the cheapest and quickest way possible of updating ...
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Distributing packages & applying your own Branding

Coming from the software provider side (never really having to deploy my own product further than a few test machines) I find myself lacking knowledge of the 'standard' or 'available' tools that ...
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How to deploy office 2010 with proofing tools for multiple languages, without installing language packs?

I'm in the process of deploying Office 2010 in my company, and if the deployment part is ok, i'm struggling with the integration of the proofing tools on my installation package. I need to install ...
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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 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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Installing Software on a Remote Computers without Active Directory

What are the methods to install software (MSI) on a remote computers without active directory on windows platform? The purpuse is to create universal application that installs software on all the ...
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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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Office 2010 Deployment

We are looking into various Office 2010 deployment methods currently. I was wondering what people suggest? Currently I am doing it via start up script (ugh) as MS doesn't allow it to install via ...
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Mass deployment of OSX software?

I'm stuck. I'd like to think I'm reasonably good looking info up, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to deploy mac software in an enterprise, like with Group Policy.) I'm not talking about ...
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Install a program from the network

In Windows there is a place under the Control Panel called Get Programs and Install a program from the network (in Win 7 at least), possibly a slightly different name in Vista, but it was there too. ...
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Unicenter Software Delivery 4 not able to connect to MS SQL 2000 Database after W2003 SP2 upgrade

Yesterday I installed the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 on a Windows Server 2003 which has Unicenter Software Delivery 4 installed. Prior to the installation I disabled every CA service on the ...
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Instant MSI deployment via GPO

Is it possible to instantly deploy a certain piece of software by creating a GPO in Active Directory? I realize it's possible to do this but only after rebooting the computer, and that is something we ...
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How do I automatically add icons to windows 7 task bar?

I use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to install images and applications using a Lite-touch installation method. I would like to automatically add the icons to the "superbar" after installation so ...
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Can you “swap” the Sysprep answer file in Windows 7

I have a load of new Lenovo laptops which I am due to distribute in my company. We are distributed in multiple locations and I want to ship the laptops "boxed" and untouched by IT hand for ...
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Is there a vmware appliance for software development?

I use Assembla.com and it does everything I need, SVN, bug tracking, ticketing... the only thing I don't like is that the server is not mine, I'm putting all my company property on a server in the ...
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Software deployment to Vista and Win7

How we can deploy software using GPO from Server 2003 to Vista or Win7?
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When / how can I delete old source folders for software installed via group policy?

So I installed Acrobat Reader 9.3 via group policy. When the 9.3.1 patch came out, I copied the original 9.3 installation source folder to a new folder, and applied the patch there. Then I created a ...
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GPO silent software deployment

I have added a software package to my networks Computer Configuration in the Group Policy Management Editor for SBS 2008. I've noticed that even after adding the package, and rebooting a machine on ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Is there a way to globally release a third-party software install/update?

We are running MS Small Business Server 2008, and there are a few programs that we would like to have installed on all client computers. Is there a way to install this software on all machines without ...
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Install Automation across *nix + Windows

Am looking at Puppet and Cfengine. Unfortunately neither can do Windows deployments. Can you suggest some alternatives? Thank you.
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Link order and best practices when updating a computer assigned application in Group Policy/Active Directory

Say I've assigned Adobe Reader 9.1.0 to an organizational unit. I now want to update all the PCs in that OU to 9.1.2 I've created a new package to assign to the OU and it will deploy OK. I found how ...