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    by makaleeem ·

    Hello everyone do anyone have any idea about deploying .exe files on to the network right now i have 600 clients working andi need to install Jinitiator.exe on all my clients how can i do it through my domain server or is their any tools available to do this do kindly let me know, your urgent reply in this regards is highly appreciated
    thanks

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    • #3117221

      Reply To: Software Deployment

      by pradeep nagapudi ·

      In reply to Software Deployment

      Hi,

      You say you have 600 clients working under 1 server. If that is the case, load the file onto the server and give access to all users for that file alone. Once they receive the access, they shall access the file from the server and install in onto the client. Hope this clears your requirement….

    • #3117185

      Reply To: Software Deployment

      by makaleeem ·

      In reply to Software Deployment

      I am sorry to say that my users are novoice to computers and they dont know how to install any software, some other alternative please
      thanks for your answer but in my case it wont work. thanks once again

    • #3123763

      Reply To: Software Deployment

      by blowtoad ·

      In reply to Software Deployment

      You can make a Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msi) and use group policy or SMS to deploy it.

      The MSI file can answer all the questions that the install program asks.

      Or, if you can’t use group policy or SMS to deploy it, make your MSI file and save it to a shared folder on the server and use a login script to start the MSI file.

      Or, if you cannot do that, do as the Pradeep suggested. Make your MSI file, save it to a shared folder on the server, and have your users install it. They can be novices. That’s OK because all thy have to do is double click on the MSI file. (Of course, this assumes that your users have permission to install.)

      A free tool for making and modifying MSI files can be found at http://users.cyberone.com.au/dbareis/makemsi.htm

      If the users don’t have permission to install, and you can’t do any of the previous suggestions, go to each machine, sit down, and install it. Use the time you have while sitting in front of each machine to justify whatever investment it will take to get to the point that you can use group policy and SMS.

      • #3123158

        Reply To: Software Deployment

        by makaleeem ·

        In reply to Reply To: Software Deployment

        i tried to make msi fiel with the tool u mentioned but its not able to install the software Jinitiator onto the clients its deploying from the group policies. othe rthing is as i mentioned in my problem that i have a fileserver and i want all user to have their home folder but it gives me access denied permission after i giving all users full permission

    • #3123166

      Reply To: Software Deployment

      by tom.fields ·

      In reply to Software Deployment

      We use prefixne, create a simple script and execute on all PC’s

    • #3122086

      Reply To: Software Deployment

      by cg it ·

      In reply to Software Deployment

      well the second answer has your solution. Create a .msi package and deploy via group policy.

      WinInstall Lite is a good program for creating a .msi package. Note: you need a clean machine to create a snapshot of before the application is installed and then one after the application is installed to create the .msi package of the application And also create an answer file which fills out whatever needs to be filled out during installation like product keys, names, blah blah.

      Once the completed package is created you then delploy the package from a distribution point [shared folder on the network] and use group policy to assign or publish the application.

      • #3122084

        Reply To: Software Deployment

        by cg it ·

        In reply to Reply To: Software Deployment

        if you want to create a .exe file that users can double click to install the program the application maker probably has a network installation version of their program in which you create a shared folder on the network, and then place the application in the shared folder. Users then double click the setup Icon in the shared folder to launch the setup program which installs the application on their machine. With 600 users, best to create multiple shared folders and divide up users into a group and have each group acces a designated folder.

    • #2502164

      Deploy through startup scripts

      by iamdevil ·

      In reply to Software Deployment

      Extract the jinitiator files on the remote computer during startup & install in silent mode.

      \\”domain name”\netlogon\oajinit.exe -f %temp -e
      cd %temp%\disk1
      setup.exe -s -v”/qn”

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