Deploying a non-exe or msi software.
I am currently trying to deploy a which is not in exe or msi format. The file extension is dependent on another software. What it does is it will install the package into C:\programs files (x86) folder. It will still prompt UAC just like any other installer.
What I have tried:
- Use auto IT to automatically run the software. It works, but it is not silently installed. It was deployed using Dell Kace K1000. I have encountered minor issues such as windows will prompt for file association, then you will need to select the software that opens the stated file extension.
- Have tried to use appdeploy repackager on the main software which turns out to be buggy.
I really need your opinion and solutions on this.
Community Chosen Answer
Does the file have to actually be "run" by the associated application to install, or can the updated version of this template just be copied to a specific location? If it can just be copied, why not use setup a File Synchronization instead of trying to rig up some kind of install?
Another option would be to write a K-Script that has the file in question as a dependency, and launches the associated application with the file as a parameter. I actually have one that tests a devices default printer setting using notepad, it just runs "notepad.exe /p testfile.txt" with testfile.txt as a dependency on the script. Of course, you would likely need to check with the vendor to get the correct command line parameters to use this option.