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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by 0ctinium, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. 0ctinium

    0ctinium [H]Lite

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    hi :)

    recently i started to maintain my schools network with the help of the system administrator (im a student) and have run across a problem. i have about 15 laptops that all require 4 separate programs installed on each. as you can imagine this is quite a pain in the neck. basically what i want to do is install the programs across all of the computers in one shot. there is a server but i dont have access to it (literally i dont have the password to login) is there any solution or 3rd party program out there?


    thanks again


    *edit all the computers are on win2k
     
  2. RiDDLeRThC

    RiDDLeRThC 2[H]4U

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    I am also a student administrator and i was faced with the same problem at the beginning of last year, I solved my problem by installing everything i needed on one pc and then just ghosted that system using Ghost Corp Edition, with having a ghost image i installed ghost on each of the 25 computers now when ever i need to add something to the computers i just remake an image and re-ghost them in about 20 mins. you can PM me or message me on AIM and i can go into more depth on everything if you would like.

    Chase
     
  3. ipconfig /all

    ipconfig /all Limp Gawd

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    Make an MSI deployment package with the Veritas utility that is included on Win2k server CD.

    It's basic but works 90% of the time.

    With the help of the network admin, maybe you can use a GPO to deploy the software.
     
  4. TrueBuckeye

    TrueBuckeye Most valuable "member"

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    Make an msi file and then do start up scrips to run the install.

    Or, if you can get access to a domain controller, set up a group policy.

    Or, if you have an SMS server, then problem solved, but I'd bet you don't have one.
     
  5. 0ctinium

    0ctinium [H]Lite

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    thanks alot, i really appreciate all the help

    i will try all of these methods tomorrow at work