?
Solved

deploying software methods in windows

Posted on 2006-10-25
1
Medium Priority
?
231 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have some questions that are kind of all related to each other and worth of 500 pts.

1-I would like to know what 's the difference between deploying application software through GPO or SMS.

2-What is the difference between Windows Installer and msi.
3-any step by step link to upgrade w2k pro to wxp from a single point instead of upgrading to xp from each individual PCs.
4-any step by step link to install a clean wxp from a single point instead of installing the xp in individual PCs.

5-when should I use Syprep and/or riprep to install or upgrade to WXP?

thanks



0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Beldoran earned 1500 total points
ID: 17809738
1 - Deploying software through GPO is a standard feature of a Microsoft domain. You have the ability to install and remove msi based software easily. SMS is an enterprise level version which provides greater control and logging of the installation and maintenance process.

2 - The windows installer is the client/workstation engine for managing the installation of windows based software. It is effectively a component of the operating system. A MSI is one of the types of packages that the windows installer can use to install software. The MSI contains instructions (in the form of a database) on how and where to install files and settings. It can also contain the files themselves.

3 - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/default.mspx is a good place to start

4 - RIS: see no 5 below

5 - Sysprep removes specific information from a system in preparation to be imaged. It allows the system to redetect and reconfigure after the image has been restored. If you want to use RIS to image your machines you can use riprep images or even build from scratch. To build a system using RIS (remote installation services) is not that hard to do, but you would need a Domain.

Other Links
SMS - http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/support/default.mspx
0

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question