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    Free or Cheap Software Distribution

    Hello,

    We would like to set up a system to easily manage software distribution.

    We have distributed some software via Group Policy however the problem I have with this is that it installs the software before log in. What I would like to do is get a piece of software that distributes the software 'silently' i.e. in the background.

    Does anyone know of any software that can do this for free or cheaply?

    Many thanks

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    iu would of thought pre logon was the least worst option as you dont want a user complaining the pc is slow/some bit of software doesnt work as the installer your running has stopped a service etc. What about setting up a wol task so that when you do software deploys (*at least for any software that takes more than a few mins) you schedule the pcs to wake up at say 6am so by the time people get there the software is all done

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    Yep, take a look at WPKG, its pretty awesome and I used it a lot before getting SCCM.

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    Another one for WPKG, it can take a while to getting used to it.

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    I think the FOG service installs the software silently through it's snappins on the client software. Could also use it for image deployment etc

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    We have the machines turn on at 7am using WOL so that we can distribute any software to them and it installs before anyone is in.

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