Hey Guys,
I'm looking for a tool that I can use to install, un-install, and list applications on our client computers. Now we have about 6000 PC's remotely spread all across the internet. What we need is a tool that can specifically manage these PC's across the internet. without Active Directory. No VPN, no other management tools, and again, no AD. We can't go out to each PC to install this either, so we're going to need somethign that can be downloaded from a website or emailed to the users for them to install.
So far what I've found is Wise Package Studio, some others have come up, but they don't specifically say whether you can manage over the internet or not.

Any help, or links would be appreciated.
Chris.
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I personally like Wise better but InstallShield (now called Macrovision) has recently released a software update service that can be built into their packages. I have seen this work with Corel Draw. Somehow Corel new it had a new version and it connected to the update service across the internet and downloaded it. It worked really smoothly and was all managed from a central location. However, I don't know what the cost is for this service. Wise doesn't offer a service like this although I would imagine they might start since those two companies are always in competition.

I would also like to hear what other peoples ideas are on this.
Answered 02/13/2006 by: yarborg
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thats a hard one, i dont know of any software that can do it.
That said i do know the next version of sms v4 will be able to do this, with no vpn.
But thats not due out till H1 07.

I would be curious if anyone knows of something...
Answered 02/21/2006 by: rahvintzu
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Chris.
Go and check out a product called LANDesk Management Suite. They have a utility that does a proxy gateway over SLL and allows all their management features through port 443. It is pretty cool technology.

http://www.landesk.com/Products/LDMS/
Answered 03/02/2006 by: T_Man
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If you are willing to make a technology shift Softgrid will deliver apps over HTTP and RTSP to the clients. The big plus is that it uses virtualization so the underlying OS is not a big of a deal as it used to be.
Answered 03/03/2006 by: kkaminsk
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