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    Ninite - expensive

    Just read about Ninite in another post and whilst there is a free version I wonder if there are any other similar deployment tools out there. I come from the school of thought that if there is no deployable msi that can go out via gpo then it doesn't get installed - but I'm researching other methods.

    (I know about PDQDeploy).

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    I'm looking at buying Ninite. £300 yearly if I'm not mistaken? I'd be curious to know of anything that can do the same. I was very impressed with Ninite.

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    The biggest drawback of just choosing msi and group policy is the complete lack of feedback so whilst you can push out the app you have no reporting and no idea if it successfully deployed without additional work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    The biggest drawback of just choosing msi and group policy is the complete lack of feedback so whilst you can push out the app you have no reporting and no idea if it successfully deployed without additional work.

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    Exactly what I like about Ninite. You get a good idea of where it is installed and any new versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    I'm looking at buying Ninite. £300 yearly if I'm not mistaken? I'd be curious to know of anything that can do the same. I was very impressed with Ninite.
    £300 yearly? I was sure I read £600 - checking again. All of a sudden it seems ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Just read about Ninite in another post

    Gareth
    Your welcome. I suspect it was my post...
    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    £300 yearly? I was sure I read £600 - checking again. All of a sudden it seems ok.

    Gareth
    It depends on the number of PCs. For example... 100 PCs is $240 USA (something like 172 euros...), but up to 250 is 600 USA (like 450 euros).

    Think of it monthly and it gets easier to swallow though. $20 USA for up to 100 PCs is an easy costm

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    The biggest drawback of just choosing msi and group policy is the complete lack of feedback so whilst you can push out the app you have no reporting and no idea if it successfully deployed without additional work.

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    This is why you need SCCM or PDQ Deploy.

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    Ah yes. I have around 250 devices which works out at £350 ish yearly.

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