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Pushing out install of Windows 'Fax Services'

Posted on 2004-10-21
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Hello,
I've got around 800 XP workstations here that need the Fax Services component installed.  I am familiar with pushing out .msi through policy but how would I create something like this for a Windows component such as Fax Services?

Actually any sort of suggestions on automating this further than "Log onto each machine as administrator and go to Add/Remove Programs..." would be appreciated.  Thanks-
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    What you will likely have to do is start with a standard image - the same as your 800 boxes have.  Use an MSI creation package like WinInstall to take a snapshot before and after then create the package.

    Use a GPO to deploy it as assigned to the computer - the next time the PC boots it will install before the user logs in.

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    by:Derbis
    Well, I was hoping Microsoft would have made it a little easier (on the msi creation side) to do this for their own components, but oh well.
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