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    MSI to replace file

    I need to replace a file on machines with another. What would be the best way to achieve this? I'm thinking of just creating an MSI but what program out there will allow me to do this - anyone done this before and what MSI builder have you used?

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    Use the Group Policy Preferences "file" item to replace a file with one stored on a shareFiles.jpg

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    +1 for GPP - simple and easy and can be done at startup or logon depending on where you need the file to go (e.g. ProgramFiles or in the user area). Use it for all sorts here, from setting the logon background and network icon to providong the headed letter paper as a Word template.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    providing the headed letter paper as a Word template.
    Thats a bloomin' good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    Thats a bloomin' good idea!
    Works a damn sight better than having over a dozen slightly-different and outdated publisher files dotted about the shared drive. I can ping you over the instructions if you like, there's a GPO needs setting to tell Office where to look for templates, point that at a folder under the user share then create the files there with GPP

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    I get what you mean, I can probably do that myself. Its just an idea I hadn't thought of before Thanks though

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    Yep, group policy preferences is your friend there, word templates, short cuts bouckgrounds ini files, .OfficeUI files anything you want.

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