Push software to client

February 21, 2008 at 00:16:25
Specs: Windows 2003, 2G

Hi

I am trying to find some software to push an installation file *.exe into all our client windows XP pro machines, can anyone recommend. I have tried before to convert a *.exe file to *.msi and using active directory to publish it but not very successful in converting a working *.msi package, any ideas much appreciated.


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#1
February 21, 2008 at 07:05:52

You could look at 3'd party software like Altiris (a subsidiary of Symantec). We use that where I work to push software out to client PC's.

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#2
February 21, 2008 at 08:04:59

Curt, we use that too. Started using Deployment Console which is really great.

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#3
February 21, 2008 at 17:59:24

I did use Winstall LE and advanced installer on Gimp but it didn't convert to a working *.MSI, I have heard of Altiris will I need to convert it to *.msi package will I need to install client console and will it push out the software unattended.


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#4
March 25, 2008 at 07:21:51

you need the domain controller server + .msi installation package of deploying software, share a folder to network for everyone, copy somesoftware_setup.msi file to this folder, follow to Group Policy, add this .msi package for deploying (such \\server\software\somesoftware_setup.msi)

So now, when workstations are logging in the deployed software will be automatically installed on it.

Sincerely,
Jeff.
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#5
March 30, 2008 at 23:33:55

I know but some programs that I have downloaded are not *.msi package and I have tried some conversion without success, so are there any free deployment program that can do *.exe deployment silently?

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