+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Windows Vista Thread, Sick of GPOs and fed up with cumbersome, expensive deployment tools in Technical; ...
  1. #1
    FAA
    FAA is offline
    FAA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    41
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Sick of GPOs and fed up with cumbersome, expensive deployment tools

    Dear EduGeeks,

    Wouldn't you appreciate being able to remotely:

    - deploy Office, OpenOffice, Firefox, Acrobat Reader, WinRar, Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, etc. on all computers throughout your network etc.
    - defragment all your drives
    - modify registry entries
    - run scripts
    - patch your systems
    - ...

    in minutes and without leaving your chair?

    Well, you gonna enjoy RemoteExec ...



    RemoteExec is a versatile, schedulable, 100% agentless software solution that allows Systems Administrators to easily and quickly perform:

    - Remote execution of programs (.exe, .bat, .cmd, etc.), scripts (.vbs, .js, etc.) and files associated to executables (.txt, .doc, .wav, .reg, .inf, .msi, …)

    - Service Packs, patches, hotfixes and updates deployment

    - Windows Installer packages deployment

    - Remote Registry modification

    - Files and folders remote copy, update, or deletion

    - Local administrators passwords remote modification

    - Remote systems power off, wake up, reboot, shutdown ...

    - Lock or close user sessions

    - ...

    Detailed info about RemoteExec

    Download a free fully-functional version of RemoteExec

    See real-life examples of use


    Thanks for your interest in RemoteExec. Warm regards,
    François

    P.S: 20% discount to academic organizations

  2. #2

    Domino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bromley
    Posts
    4,152
    Thank Post
    215
    Thanked 1,259 Times in 790 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    507
    WOW! something that does LOADS of things that ...I...can....already......do.....



  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Deal, Kent
    Posts
    343
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 73 Times in 51 Posts
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    WOW! something that does LOADS of things that ...I...can....already......do.....


    Agreed, can do most of this with Server 08 and GP Client Side Extensions.

  4. #4

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    Quote Originally Posted by Psymon View Post
    Agreed, can do most of this with Server 08 and GP Client Side Extensions.
    Sorry to be a bit OT, but I take it you can use the things like regedits and stuff via the 2008 GPOs on XP using the GP Client Side Extensions then? (haven't had time to setup a 2008 box with XP on a client and try them out etc)

  5. #5

    EduTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    5,062
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 920 Times in 723 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    272
    Amazing how everyone just makes comments like that to someone who is just advertising a product!... shocking..

    Understand where you guys are coming from, but no need to be like that lol.

    funny :P

    James.

    Server 2008

  6. Thanks to EduTech from:

    dalsoth (10th December 2009)

  7. #6

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,624
    Thank Post
    1,240
    Thanked 778 Times in 675 Posts
    Rep Power
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Amazing how everyone just makes comments like that to someone who is just advertising a product!
    No, that's fair enough - if people post stuff to a discussion forum it's going to get discussed, that's the idea. What would be good would be if the original poster now posted back saying why their product is better than plain Server 2008 and why it is worth spending money on.

    --
    David Hicks

  8. #7

    EduTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    5,062
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 920 Times in 723 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    272
    ok fair enough you have a point

    EDIT: This should be moved to windows forum i think.. as its nothing directly to do with windows vista

  9. #8
    FAA
    FAA is offline
    FAA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    41
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Talking

    Let me have my dinner and a good night's sleep first and I'll get back to you tomorrow morning

  10. #9

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,812
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168
    Tried it out at one of my schools - failed to talk the computer next to it - looked at the FAQs - there was a bit of list of things that had to be setup on the client - firewall, removing simple file share, enabling DCOM (whatever that is ) so its not good OOTB for a simple peer-peer setup.

    I'm sure with effort it would work OK but maybe not quite as good as the advert (which emphasises the no client needed )


    regards

    Simon

  11. #10
    FAA
    FAA is offline
    FAA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    41
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Lightbulb

    That IS a discussion forum indeed! Here is my post back:

    A) Using Group Policy to deploy applications and stuff

    To my opinion, this method presents 3 drawbacks:

    1/ GPO deployment is "asynchroneous", as you cannot precisely know when the installation has effectively been done

    2/ There is no way to know for sure if the installation has been successful

    On the contrary, once an execution is finished, RemoteExec will automatically generate a list of systems on which the execution failed (if any).
    This list can be directly reinserted to rerun the execution and complete the task.
    RemoteExec also collects and displays the return codes generated by the remote processes, allowing the administrator to check system status.
    More, RemoteExec logs execution history and results for future reference.


    3/ You need administrative permissions for Active Directory to create deployment GPOs


    B) Using GPO preferences

    Here are the requirements:

    - For managing Group Policy preferences, you need :
    Windows Server 2008 or later, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later

    - For being managed with Group Policy preferences you need :
    Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, or Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or later

    - To use Group Policy preferences, the client-side extensions (CSEs) must be installed on the managed computers.

    - To successfully install the CSEs in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP, XmlLite is required.


    No further comments …


    C) Using RemoteExec

    RemoteExec will interact in a seamless way with any Windows system (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 - default installation) without having to install anything on target systems.

    The only thing to be previously parametered is the firewall for Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows Vista and Windows Vista SP1.

    Due to modifications of the firewall’s activation setting on these OSs, all incoming network requests are indeed instantly blocked.
    This means complete loss of all remote access to the workstation, even a straightforward ping! The workstation also becomes completely invisible to all network tools, so you are no longer able to administer it.

    To fix this, firewall settings just need specific updating. You can simply do this using Group or System Policies as explained in this document.

    But well "acts speak louder than words", so feel free to download RemoteExec and give it a try.
    Would you need any assistance, please use our Technical Support Form and we will provide you with a prompt reply.

    Cheers,
    François
    Last edited by FAA; 24th October 2008 at 06:37 PM.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Expensive Internet...
    By button_ripple in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 19th April 2008, 12:04 AM
  2. 11 Thing Geeks Do When They Get Sick
    By mattx in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 6th February 2008, 11:29 AM
  3. Sick Server
    By edie209 in forum Windows
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th June 2007, 10:05 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •