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    Install Sims Client bu group policy

    Hi,

    Does anyone have any magic tricks that will allow you to deploy the sims client by group policy please?

    Thanks

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    No. I guess you could make an MSI wrapper, or use SOLUS3.

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    Does anyone have any idea what is best practice for SIMS client remote install in general, msi or otherwise.
    scripts anyone?

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    SOLUS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    SOLUS3.
    Can you send me a link about SOLUS3 howto or something. Thanks

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    If you logon to SupportNet it's resource ID: 16104. The files came down SOLUS as part of the CCS Infrastruture Update so it should be already in your Setups directory. Currently P1 is out, P2 is being field trial next week (unless it gets pushed back again).

    P1 or Phase 1 will use network browse rather then AD (P2 will be using AD to discover computers). So if you can't see them in My Networks Places you won't be able to deploy to them, however the SOLUS3 Agent IS an MSI, you can deploy it over AD. Once that's installed, it'll pick up SIMS. I would recommend you split the Setups directory from the main SIMS folder and create a new share for it, as it'll need annoymous access (read) to pick the installers as the SOLUS3 agent runs a local service. P1 a bit flacky, but it's just the being. P2 will clear up the bugs. I would see if you could still get on the field trial.

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    My script is here.

    If deploying through group policy then I would put it as a batch file in a startup script using some kind of receipt or file check to see if it's already installed. Something like:

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    if exist C:\Program Files\SIMS\something-that-exists-post-install goto skip
    
    install script goes here
    
    :skip

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