I have repackaged most of my legacy installers into MSIs and am hummimg along nicely with AD-based installations. That said, I do have some software, such as quicktime 6.5.2, which just want to be installed using the .exe silently.

So, simple question: How are people remotely deploying software with legacy installers? Startup scripts? I would prefer to use no specialized ($) software, for budgetary reasons mostly.


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I would repackage quicktime, but if thats not preferred you could distribute it with AD through a ZAP file but it required local admin for the user that runs the installation.
You could also use a logonscript for ex. CPAU that launches the installation with an admin account and unattended/silent installation.
Answered 08/15/2005 by: AngelD
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Thanks AngleD.

I've so far managed to only install software at startup, no user-based installs. That's why I've stayed away from the handy Zap files. A logon script seems to be what I've read others are doing. But seeing as how this community really has their act together, I'm looking for lots of opinions :)

Answered 08/15/2005 by: jking@riverdale.edu
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I've had to repackage any legacy (setup.exe) installations.
Answered 08/17/2005 by: Bladerun
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