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I am installing oulook express and looking for some sort of software to push it to clients that are streched out across a school system that has 7 locations connected by a t1 line.cannot add another server.Looking for reasonable and economical solution

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by parier In reply to pushing outlook express

Burn it on CD's (providing you have the licenses) and mail them with instructions is TXT format on the CD.

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by mcorr In reply to pushing outlook express

Better yet, burn it on a CD with the autorun feature setup to do a silent install of Outlook using the options your choose. Of course the target PCs would need the Notify CD option set to on (this is on by default).

There are free utilities for remote control, such as BO2K, but these are not the most reliable (or safe) things when installing MS products.

There is also SMS (Microsoft) which is capable of doing software pushes to MS PCs. Check out the MS web site and see if this will fit you. I'm not sure about pricing, but you may already have a license for it.

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by McKayTech In reply to pushing outlook express

I would not recommend an SMS installation if this is the only thing you would use it for -it's a pretty involved deployment and it certainly would not meet your criteria of not requiring another server (it does) and economical solution (it's reasonable for what it does but it doesn't come cheap).

A couple of other potential solutions that come to mind are e-mailing a message with a batch file attachment they can double-click to run, or a logon or Kixstart script that starts the install afterchecking to see if it is already installed. Or you could use a batch file to push the complete package to the user's hard drives at night (if they can be convinced to leave their machines on) and then e-mail a batch file (or instructions) that theycan use to start the installation from the local hard drive at their leisure. That would minimize network loading during business hours and eliminate the 7:30am crunch when everyone logs on for the day.

The cool thing about the Kixstart approachis that you can also

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