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    Deploying RSAT via WSUS?

    Hey guys

    Bit of a question for ya'll, I am wanting to deploy RSAT to around 100 computers, I have investigated deploying it via startup script but with RSAT being such a large package by the time the script has fired, the user has logged on and cancelled the script.

    I am looking to deploy RSAT via WSUS however for some reason it isn't listed in the tools or anywhere within the update catalog, could anyone offer some advice on how they deployed or it how to manually import RSAT into wsus?

    Thanks guys

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    May I ask why you'd want to do this? It should be installed on just a handful of devices.

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    We have a program designed by our old network manager that will allow teachers to reset student passwords instead of sending them to us but it requires RSAT AD, AD DS and one other component I cant recall from RSAT to function, the computers it is going on are teacher machines.

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    Have you tried importing it via WSUS?

    Alternatively download it and write a script to install at Startup.

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    Hi Michael

    Please read my initial post

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    By default you can't import it into WSUS as it's not released on the catalog.

    There are third party tools to "make a package" for WSUS, but as always whether you want to run that on a live network who knows :P https://wsuspackagepublisher.codeplex.com/

    In reality, wouldn't a "startup" script be easier rather than "logon" script? Then it wouldn't be running within their user session, and wouldn't have the option to cancel the install.

    Even once it's installed though as it's a feature wouldn't it require manually enabling?

    Steve

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    Hey Steve

    We've had issues with startup scripts, my language in my OP is wrong, we have tried startup scripts and when the user logs on the scripts that are running seem to die.

    Also we can enable the features we need via 3 DISM commands which is installed as part of RSAT so that's easy to script, its just the main install we're having issues, with, HOWEVER, I will certainly have a look at that wsus packager now, thanks =-)

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    If you're thinking of doing it via DISM, have you considering just installing it using DISM? Get the MSU and do an online feature add. (Would save the repackaging etc)

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    Sorry Bluetooth - I should open my eyes more!

    One solution would be to re-image all 100 machines with it installed. RSAT does take a while to install, plus you then have to install the required features manually. You could do all this from the start which may be considerably easier.

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    how about add it as a shutdown script so it installs on turn off so people will hopefully tell pc to shutdown and just walk away

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    Or use pdq deploy or psexec.

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    @Bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluetooth View Post
    We have a program designed by our old network manager that will allow teachers to reset student passwords instead of sending them to us but it requires RSAT AD, AD DS and one other component I cant recall from RSAT to function, the computers it is going on are teacher machines.
    Does it have to be the RSAT Tools and the old network managers program ??

    What about Delegating rights for members of staff to only be allowed to reset Student passwords ( http://www.wisesoft.co.uk/forum/topi...t-working.aspx ) and using one of the below utils:

    Burconix Password Reset

    Reset Student User Password Free Tool for Schools, Business and Education - Burconix

    OR

    Wisesoft Password Control ( registration is free and you can download after registering )

    Password Control
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 10th February 2014 at 05:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    By default you can't import it into WSUS as it's not released on the catalog.

    There are third party tools to "make a package" for WSUS, but as always whether you want to run that on a live network who knows :P https://wsuspackagepublisher.codeplex.com/

    In reality, wouldn't a "startup" script be easier rather than "logon" script? Then it wouldn't be running within their user session, and wouldn't have the option to cancel the install.

    Even once it's installed though as it's a feature wouldn't it require manually enabling?

    Steve
    This option was best for me, simple to use and simple to setup, thanks!

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