Here's the deal. I'm beginning the groundwork for a research project comparing various software deployment products.

Basically, what I need is the name of any system that I can use to deploy software (both msi AND exe) to an organization of 3000 clients in numerous sites.

I have a good deal of experience in SMS, so I'm looking for products other than that. Feel free to give a quick overview if you like, but I'm only looking for a very high level description, if any.


Thanks everyone. :)
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Bladerun

Have a look at this http://www.infopackaging.com/Brochures/Unicenter%20SD%20option.pdf

Remote Software Distribution - Unicenter Software Delivery Option (until recently, referred to as Ship-IT) is a flexible tool for distributing, installing, verifying, updating, and de-installing software, including operating systems, from a central location. Ship-IT supports desktops connected over IP or IPX networks. Built on the world-class management technology of Computer Associates' Unicenter TNG Framework, Ship-IT is an easy-to-use powerful software delivery solution
Answered 02/24/2005 by: glwday
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If you like Group Policy and want a straight forward Software Deployment product that is easy to understand, setup and use you should have a look at Specops Deploy. Specops Deploy extends Group Policy (CSE) and gives you all the functionality needed to make Group Policy a feasible option for deploying software in all sizes of organizations.

More info: http://www.specopssoft.com/products/specopsdeploy/Default.asp

Features includes: Real time feedback/statistics of all ongoing Software Deployment operations; Deployment of Windows Installer and legacy packages; Scheduling; End-user notifications; Support for weak network links; BITS; Deployments to users or desktops/servers during logon, boot or even during runtime without reboots; EASY and FAST to setup/use.

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/Robert Lundh
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Answered 03/11/2005 by: Robert Lundh
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Hi, I am new to this and I like to know if someone using SDO to diploy MS Hotfix. If yes, please let me know how you do this. Thanks an advance.
Answered 04/20/2005 by: vnaumoff
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