Deploying to all stations.

Deploying to all stations.

Post by Sm9lIEJhbG » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:57:02


I have all my stations on Windows 2000/XP Pro. I have very strict Group
Policies that do not allow anyone to install any software at all. I need to
roll out the PowerPoint Viewer program to all of these workstations in a very
easy manner to where I do not have to go around to each of these stations.

How can I accomplish this? What is the best way step by step? Can I run it
in the background on those machines so it will install without the user
knowing?

Thanks For any help!

Joe
 
 
 

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Post by Phillip Wi » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:38:10

If it uses an *.msi insall file, then you can do it with Group Policy.
Otherwise it may require that you use SMS.


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Post by Sm9lIEJhbG » Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:57:02

It does not use an MSI file and I tried creating a ZAP file and using it with
Group Policy, but that did not work. I do not have SMS. Is there any other
way of doing this besides SMS??
 
 
 

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Post by Phillip Wi » Fri, 08 Apr 2005 00:55:24

Maybe someone else will have some ideas,...I don't know myself.

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Post by Jetr » Fri, 08 Apr 2005 04:51:14

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
HOW TO: Create Third-Party Microsoft Installer Package (MSI)
 
 
 

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Post by Phillip Wi » Fri, 08 Apr 2005 06:13:04

But it is the MS Powerpoint Viewer, not a third party program.

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Post by Richard G. » Fri, 08 Apr 2005 06:50:40

Grab a copy of the free OnDemand WinInstallLE package:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

(An earlier version is on the Windows 2000 Server CD but trust me, you want
the newer package)

Use it to create an MSI installer package, then use the WinInstall console
to compress the package so that all components are inside one MSI package.
You can then distribute the package via GPO.

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Post by Jetr » Fri, 08 Apr 2005 09:37:27

The article just explains how to create the .msi package if any software
doesn't have it.