Hi i am new to this sight so don’t be too harsh please, I have been tasked with buying package deployment software by the end of February. We are running Win 7 64 bit on the network PC's and server 2008 R2, all PC's are on the same network and subnet. I need to be able to deploy packages such as (Wizards apprentice, Noddy, office 2010) which save data to the public drive on the server while other programs sit on the local PC. The budget is up to £6000 with support but it has to work and be reasonably easy to use. Any pointers or help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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  • How about System Center Configuration Manager. (SCCM)
  • Dont know anything about that where is the best place to read up on it ?
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Well I'm not suggesting this is the best, however it is the best I've used.  I don't work for Dell either, and you're probably already aware being on this forum, KACE K1000 is probably what you will like.  They used to offer a lighter model M300 but I just now discovered it was discuntinued.

Answered 02/07/2014 by: worzie
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  • Thanks for your response but i have looked into Kace and its too expensive the school will not pay that much. Thanks
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I dont work for Kaseya, but its one of the best system management tools I used so far. I use to work at a school district and used Kaseya. My last company we used LanDesk and later replaced it with Kaseya.

For 3rd party software like Adobe Reader, Java, etc Kaseya uses ninite in the backend. Here is a example of the script that I use:

c:\temp\niniteone.exe /select "7-Zip" /silent

silently installs 7-Zip

You can also add more programs to be installed at the same time:

c:\temp\niniteone.exe /select "7-Zip" Air /silent

I have created some pretty advance scripts with Kaseya. For example, to control the install of Microsoft Office. Users can access Kaseya's live connect page and run the procedure. The procedure will ask the user for a serial key provided by the IT department. The key is created by a program called passgen that will create a unique password from a pass phrase like the program name and computer name. Each password is unique to the system and program, when the user runs the procedure I have Kaseya email the password to the IT staff. And if IT approves the request we just forward the email to the user. I also have the script do additional checks like check if the system is apart of the Domain, if it is continue if not end script and have a pop up. Once the install is done, delete all install files.

Answered 02/12/2014 by: devious
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