Windows Vista Thread, Sick of GPOs and fed up with cumbersome, expensive deployment tools in Technical; Dear EduGeeks,
Wouldn't you appreciate being able to remotely:
- deploy Office, OpenOffice, Firefox, Acrobat Reader, WinRar, Office 2007 Compatibility ...
23rd October 2008, 10:05 AM #1
Sick of GPOs and fed up with cumbersome, expensive deployment tools
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?
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- Service Packs, patches, hotfixes and updates deployment
- Windows Installer packages deployment
- Remote Registry modification
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23rd October 2008, 10:42 AM #2
WOW! something that does LOADS of things that ...I...can....already......do.....
23rd October 2008, 10:54 AM #3
Agreed, can do most of this with Server 08 and GP Client Side Extensions.
Originally Posted by Domino
23rd October 2008, 08:27 PM #4
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)
Originally Posted by Psymon
23rd October 2008, 08:32 PM #5
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.
Thanks to EduTech from:
dalsoth (10th December 2009)
23rd October 2008, 08:50 PM #6
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.
Originally Posted by EduTech
23rd October 2008, 08:54 PM #7
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
23rd October 2008, 09:02 PM #8
Let me have my dinner and a good night's sleep first and I'll get back to you tomorrow morning
23rd October 2008, 09:56 PM #9
24th October 2008, 07:34 PM #10
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.
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Last edited by FAA; 24th October 2008 at 07:37 PM.
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