Push MSIs With PSexec (Freeware)

If you do not have Active Directory or some other means of pushing an .msi install to one or more workstations, consider using PSexec.exe from www.sysinternals.com.

PSexec is a part of sysinternals freeware PStools download (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pstools.shtml). After extracting the download, copy PSexec.exe to the system32 folder of the workstation or server from which you will control the push installation.

After starting opening a cmd box, run psexec from the command prompt. Your command may vary depending on what you want to do, but here is an example:

PSEXEC -u context\username \\target_machine -s -i -d msiexec /i "\\path_to_package" /qb

Before putting this to use in a production environment, it is a good idea to read the developer's notes on the download page referenced above, as well as here:


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