My company won prestigeous outsourcing contract to provide package service, please tell me how to prepare package for following application:

ms office
Adobe products
java
internet explorer

share knowledge please [:D]
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Clueless,

It's a shame that your company was won this contract without having the requisite knowledge to fullfil their obligation. There are plenty of companies that do have this knowledge.

The knowledge has been shared already on this site - but I don't think anyone on the board is going to spoon-feed you this information.

I suggest that you use the 'Search' function of this site and also have a look at the 'Package KB'.

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Answered 12/14/2009 by: dunnpy
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Ha ha ha. That's the funniest post I've read for a while. Nice one clueless !
Answered 12/14/2009 by: michaelnowell
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You could almost have been stupid enough to tell us which company you tendered for. Then we could have forwarded this post to the IT director. What sort of ethics does your company work to? Actually, no need to answer - we already know. Shameful, shameful....please go away.
Answered 12/14/2009 by: VBScab
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My company won prestigeous outsourcing contract to provide package service, please tell me how to prepare package for following application:

ms office
Adobe products
java
internet explorer


can you be kind enough to tell us your company name and who is in charge

how many years experience has your company got in msi technology
Answered 12/14/2009 by: cygan
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nice trolling
Answered 12/15/2009 by: MSIPackager
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I'd actually like to know the name of the company that awarded this contract too... not exactly a fullproof tender procedure they have there...
Answered 12/15/2009 by: pjgeutjens
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ORIGINAL: pjgeutjens

I'd actually like to know the name of the company that awarded this contract too... not exactly a fullproof tender procedure they have there...


Of course they do. Company X cost less than company Y. What else is there to know?
Answered 12/15/2009 by: dreyer
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What else is there to know?

Is Company X talking out of their ass?

EDIT: TBH I'm not all that surprised, I've seen this OK, we got the contract, now let's go find ourselves 30 monkeys to train as packagers approach all too often
Answered 12/15/2009 by: pjgeutjens
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Yeah, it happens a lot. Too much. But what can we do about it? Keep a blacklist here? And if we do, what are the criteria. Who will verify all that? And how does the company that's outsourcing the job know to look here?

Personally, I think there that the company awarding the contract is lacking as well. They could have run a pilot first, or asked for a demonstration..?
Answered 12/15/2009 by: Rheuvel
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Rowan,

I'm pretty sure the nature of the questions will speak for itself in doing any verifying. And we don't need a blacklist, we have Ian to politely yet firmly show them the error of their ways (well, not always politely) [:D]
Answered 12/15/2009 by: pjgeutjens
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Thinking about it, the company requesting the tender is culpable. I mean who on earth accepts a proposal without asking for - and checking - references? They deserve each other.
Answered 12/15/2009 by: VBScab
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Come on it's Christmas! Good will to all men and out sourcing companies!

Thanks for all your inputs. But how am I going to get these apps packaged?
Answered 12/15/2009 by: clueless
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Employ a competent packager...Merry Christmas
Answered 12/15/2009 by: dunnpy
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Thanks Dunnpy - you made my day ;)
Later
Al
Answered 12/15/2009 by: AB
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ORIGINAL: pjgeutjens

What else is there to know?

Is Company X talking out of their ass?


Yes of course.
Answered 12/15/2009 by: dreyer
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At the end of the day it's about the bean counters. Who have no real knowledge or understanding of low level technical detail
Answered 12/15/2009 by: timmsie
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But how am I going to get these apps packaged? Have you thought about outsourcing? It's very popular. Be sure to get references and check them: there are many cowboy outfits out there who will profess to have packaging knowledge but will actually be pretty cluele.........
Answered 12/15/2009 by: VBScab
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I thank you for your kind words, we may look at an outsource options but costs are tight.

I have some progress with office 2007 package. Please explain use of the ORK
Answered 12/15/2009 by: clueless
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Ok I actually feel sorry for Clueless.... http://itninja.com/link/downloads-and-documentation1 .. in the package repositry on this site has everything you need.
The reason i feel sorry is his boss sells this contact then shows up at his desk... This is your new gig, do this or there is no christmas bonus.... Trust me i have had this happen to me before. Unless clueless told the boss he could do it ahead of time in which case he should smash his own hand with a hammer. Let's face it jobs are not growing on trees right now and management takes advantage of that.
Answered 12/15/2009 by: sbequette
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I would say, just send some people on a packaging training and you might have a bit more knowledge how to do it. Everything is on appdeploy, if you still do not know how, then just find a consultant to explain it ;)
Answered 12/15/2009 by: kstang
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Sure I'm feeling generous, so here goes:
download the ORK from microsoft. Make sure to use the 2003 version. don't listen to anyone who tells you that the admin is built into office 2007. they are fools. how could you have an ORK built into a product? duh!

if the ORK doesn't work you'll have to do a snapshot:

1. do a snapshot using incntrl (shareware)

2. install office 2007 usint the original media.

3. do an after snapshot using incntrl (shareware)

4. create an xcopy or robocopy job to copy the office files to the local hard drive.

voila! you've got your mass deployment tool.
Answered 12/15/2009 by: aogilmor
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Well, I can say you definitely picked the right user name!

You could actually read the posts in the package information.
You could actually watch the free how to videos.
You can google words you don't know.
You can wikipedia.
You can stop with the petulant replies here.
You can get off your butt, and actually EARN your prestigious contract by learning how and doing the work instead of whining that you don't know how. Even my 6 year old knows how to Google.

MSIPackager, I know- troll, ignore, but this is about 100% cheaper than anger management therapy for me- and I so rarely get to use the word "petulant" anymore! I do love that word, almost as much as "quagmire" and "dongle".

Good luck Clueless, if you use your noodle (score another great word), you can learn this like all of us had to. Remember, everyone is a newbie at some point!
Answered 12/15/2009 by: FunWithApps
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Come on, no way this is a legit request! "Clueless" is having fun with you guys (and it is pretty funny!)
Answered 12/15/2009 by: bkelly
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Yes, you guessed it I haven't really won a prestigeous contract.

I have actually just got too much time on my hands so I thought I post a stupid question on the forum.

At least it gave you guys a chance to vent. I'm sure there are companies out there like the one that clueless works for, who are ultimately competing for the same work you are. You only have to check out similar genuine posts on Appdeploy.

I'm actually amazed that some of you decided to help. I certainly wouldn't have, but good for you.......

Cheers guys
Happy christmas and a prosperous new year
Answered 12/16/2009 by: clueless
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hahahaha! real funny. I hope you took the advice I gave you, though. Seriously. I gave it out of the goodness of my heart.
Answered 12/16/2009 by: aogilmor
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This thread should be a sticky and renamed Laugh of the day. [:D]
Answered 12/16/2009 by: joedown
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