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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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 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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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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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 The tool seems outdated and not well equipped for managing an environment with the ...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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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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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. ...