We have Kace and want to run a bat file, but don't want to have to "Catch" the client on the network.  Is there an easy was to repackage a bat file to an msi or exe so I can deploy it instead of running as a script?

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I use this.

http://www.f2ko.de/programs.php?lang=en&pid=b2e

Answered 08/30/2012 by: dugullett
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You could use an MSI to deploy a bat file, then run it as a custom action.  Or you could encapsulate the entire action in VBScript within the action itself.  You'll want to ensure that the MSI does not contain add/remove program entries or you'll have the ability to "uninstall" the MSI, which can be problematic as the script will uninstall but its actions won't be undone. 

Answered 08/30/2012 by: Arminius
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see philologist's post

http://www.itninja.com/link/batch-to-exe

or search google "batch to exe freeware"

Answered 08/30/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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I'd also like to point out, that you can deploy batch files as managed installs. I recommend that you repackage them as EXEs like SMal.tmcc and dugullett posted, but you can simply deploy the batch script as well.

Answered 08/30/2012 by: Ben M
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