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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How to automatically deploy and update software to domain users

We have a set of software programs every employee uses. How is it possible to automatically install that software as soon as an employee is logging in to our domain and does not have it installed ...
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How to safely update a server script, which can be anytime started by cron

I have a server script that is started by cron every 10 minutes and does some operations with database, so it can be running for several minutes. So as you see, the probability of overlapping the ...
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GPO Software Deployment not working

I am trying to deploy an MSI via GPO, without success. It is an Outlook plugin, and the MSI works (from that location) if I install it manually. I have set it up to be assigned as follows: When I ...
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SCCM 2012: How to properly update the content of an application?

I recently set up a new SCCM 2012 environment at my workplace and now we are creating our applications for distribution. Some applications are set up using a script. When during testing, something ...
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Troubleshooting Application Evaluations in SCCM2012

I am running into an interesting issue with some applications not evaluating properly in SCCM 2012. The example software I have is Adobe reader 11. When I install using an MSI deployment through ...
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How to deploy a WebSocket application without downtime?

Deploying HTTP applications without downtime isn't that hard: HTTP is stateless, so with a load balancer in front of 2 HTTP applications solves the problem. If both applications use a common backend ...
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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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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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Is there a way to determine which client machines have installed software from a GPO?

If I assign software with a GPO, I assume that client machines will install this next time they reboot. However, I can't be certain without actually going to each of the clients and checking myself. ...
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Assigning software through group policy - how does client know if the package is installed or not

I'm recently trying to use group policy to push out some software at our company. We're running server 2008 R2. When I create the computer GPO and assign the package it will install the first time. ...
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Installing software without administrative role

How can I give authorization to install software on a PC that is on the Domain to a tech without giving the Administrator role? Using Windows server 2008 R2
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How do you write a Linux deployment documentation / plans?

I have few, relatively small, servers running Linux distros. Sometimes I need to re-install 1 or 2 of the "development" servers from scratch. Often I just forget to setup little things, eg. forwarding ...
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separate code and configuration in Jenkins

I was using home build deployment system, but want to move to Jenkins. One problem is that I do not keep app configuration in revision control system for security reasons. What could be a solution to ...
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BYOD and software licenses [closed]

I am curious on what is the proper way to handle this scenario. About half of the staff at my company (30+) bring their own laptops, this includes developers. How does one normally handle software ...
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software to view logs on remote server [closed]

I have configured syslog server on my linux machine like this Linux Machine (syslog client) -- > Linux Machine (syslog server) I have configured it and its working properly. Now, the problem is I ...
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What is the best way to deploy OS X apps on company macbooks?

I hope this is the right stackexchange site for my question. My workplace is a 30 person company with majority of workers using macbooks as their workstation. I am wondering what is the proper way ...
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How Unattended Install is different from GPO Install? [closed]

I want to deploy Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and FileZilla on the workstations but there are two way doing this, install via GPO or Unattended Install (deployment server). How Unattended Install ...
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Ansible/Chef/Puppet to manage personal VMs [closed]

Does it make sense? I know it's useful when we have many servers/virtual machines, but I wanted to use these tools to manage my personal virtual machines. I'm using virtualbox. sometimes I have to ...
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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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Options for deploying non microsoft software to remote computers

I am in a bit of a rough spot and I'm hoping that some of you would be able to present me with some options. I have a main office and satellite office where my computer software is updated with a ...
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How to push changes from Test server to Live server? [closed]

As a beginner I have come to the stage where I realize the problem with taking down my production server to make changes as often as I have, now that I have a couple of users on it. I created an EC2 ...
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Edit Software Distribution Path in Existing GPO

There is an existing GPO to deploy a software package, the path is no longer valid. I need to either edit the UNC path or create a new Package. I would prefer to edit existing package/modification, ...
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GPO-update Adobe Reader: update, replace, or reinstall?

When adding an msi-file for an update within main version number 9, 10, or 11 to the same gpo, the gpo editor does not detect that this is a new version of the same thing (like it does when updating ...
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Windows Network and Installing Applications to SourceServer directory

I have been asked to help with a school's network, specifically installing applications across workstations, but I am not sure how their current scheme works. On the main server, there is an 'Apps' ...
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What is preferred approach to deploy Python app using RPM? [closed]

I am new to the dev-ops side of things, and I've been working to get a Python application packaged into an RPM (using python setup.py bdist_rpm) deployed onto a centos VM via Yum. Chef is used to ...
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Stuck on “removing managed software”

At one time, I had the Software Installation feature in GPO set to install the Java 7 update 11 MSI installer. Then, I removed it with the removal method "immediately uninstall the software from users ...
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Uninstall unknown software via group policy.

I'm wondering if this is an possible through group policy. Is possible to define a list of allowed programs and have the rest automatically un-installed when a user logs off/on their computer? ...
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What is a good way of securing credentials when deploying software to a remote server?

If I want to deploy some software to a remote server (e.g. Heroku or my own VM with SSH access) via a CI server like Jenkins Atlassian Bamboo, what's an effective way of keeping things like MySQL ...
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Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) OS Specific package installation

Faced with the recent Java kerfuffle imposed by Apple's silent updates I am looking for a solution to install .pkg files specific to the OS version. Apple continues to provide Java updates for 10.6, ...
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I need to launch an application remotely for automated testing and PSExec is holding on after launching the application

What I need is a way to launch a remote application and nothing more. I have an automated test run that functions fine remotely, but I need to launch the application as part of the deployment process ...
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On Windows machines, what is the typical toolchain for remote maintenance?

I need to deploy PHP and Python code and the appropriate environment (web server, db server) to remote Windows systems, and I don't know what toolchain would be the equivalent to ssh, scp, bash and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Software Deployment on Active Directory - Schema Issue

We have two servers, one running Windows Server 2003 SP2 and one running Windows Server 2008 R2. Both servers have their own versions of Group Policy Management (1.0.2 on 2003 and 6.0.0.1 on 2008). ...
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Deploying Office 2013 via GPO

Looking at potential ways to deploy Office 2013 via GPO. First and most obvious way is to run a startup script which calls the Office 2013 setup.exe. Problem here is what happens after it is ...
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Control Panel Icon left after MSI Uninstallation

I built a MSI for unattended deployment which installes a application (usually installed with install shield which is not supported by the customers deployment software). This MSI also installes a ...
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How to deploy .exe using Software installation GPO

Is there some way I can use the Software Installation GPO in Server 2012 to deploy things like Java and Adobe Reader? Problem is these are .exe setup files and it seems that Software Installation GPO ...
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GPO Software Uninstall Not Taking Place

I am having some trouble with my software GPO's and can't seem to find any answers using Google. I successfully deployed software using my policy but when I delete another, the uninstallation of the ...
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Java update/install via group policy

I trying to deploy the latest Java RE version via GP, Java 7 update 9. I want to update computers that are currently running an older version of Java, a mixture of 7.6 and 7.7, some computers are ...
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How to deploy Windows-8 Enterprise Apps to other users?

Windows-8 (Metro) Apps can be installed using "sideloading", bypassing the Windows store in enterprise environments. In principle this is easy: Once you enabled sideloading (which is automatically ...
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GPO: Deploying software

I've set up a lab with 3 machines (2 Win7, 1 Win8) with the host being Win2008R2 acting as the DC (ADUC installed etc..). I've created a software package GPO and linked it to my domain: Here's the ...
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Is there a way to make software available for remote installation in Windows Server? [closed]

I've heard of folks having a sort of "software repository" which contains a database of product keys and then network installation media for operating systems and other Microsoft software, such as ...
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Get list of transferred files from rsync?

I'm currently using rsync on a script that deploys a PHP application from a staging to a production server. Here is how: rsync -rzai --progress --stats --ignore-times --checksum /tmp/app_export/ ...
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Deploy multiple office products using startup scripts

I need to deploy MS Visio 2010 and MS Project 2010 to users that belong to a specific security group. Most of the time users will only need one or the other, but on occasion they will need both. The ...
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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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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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Arbitrary software configuration management with Puppet?

I am evaluating Puppet as a potential replacement for an in-house software configuration and distribution system. I am looking for advice on whether Puppet can satisfy certain requirements for ...
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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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deploying a Python application from a PHP developer [closed]

I'm a little confused on the deployment process for Python. Let's say you create a brand new project with virtualenv source bin/activate pip install a few libraries write a simple hello world app ...
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Install compiled linux program on multiple computers

I'm sorry if this sounds like a silly question, but when I compile something on linux using the usual "./configure, make, make install" steps, how can I install the programs on other servers without ...
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Convert from Manual, to Group Policy Based Software Deployment

We are in the process of upgrading our domain environment from Windows 200, to Windows 2008 R2 (sigh of relief). When the upgrade is completed, we would like to move to using GPO software deployment. ...
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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.) ...