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How to push out adobe updates to users with System Center Essentials

Posted on 2007-10-06
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have users wanting admin passwords so they can install updates, obviously not an option... but would like to somehow either push out updates to them with SCE, or somehow allow them to do it themselves without giving them full blown admin rights on their machines.  (basically we're trying to stop them from corroding their systems with tons of unnecesary apps, games, etc. so i don't want to give them rights to install any programs)  Currently everyone except for our VP's and our tech team are in the "power users" group on their local machine(s).  FYI we're in a windows xp environment almost 100% along with server 03.
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qz8dsw earned 1500 total points
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As per the accepted answer here (Just over 1/2 way down) http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1842409&SiteID=17



I deployed Java 6 sucessfully using the MSI and Essentials. You get the MSI file by downloading the offline copy of the EXE and running it on a local machine, the MSI is unpacked into a directory under your Profile\AppData the exact directory will differ based on your OS, but you can do a search for jre1.6.0_01.msi.

The Adobe MSIs are acquired by going to their website and signing their distribution license at which point they will email a link to the download for the software for network installs.

All of the MSI files should install with SCE without issue or even needing to set parameters.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you still have questions.


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That does help a bit, i'm very new to SCE though and am not sure really how to push out any updates, so if you could give me a more step by step set of instructions that would help alot.
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qz8dsw earned 1500 total points
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I'm newer to SCE than you. LOL!
All I can do is point you to some good information on the standard method for doing it. (The first one takes you through it quite well from what I can see)

The SCE Team blog (Handy tid bits of info here and will continue to pop up as they arrive)

SCE forums

The first link seems to contain the instructions you need and takes you through how to create and push your first deployment package. I'd look there first.


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Thanks all for the ino, i'll look further into this, i'm sure i just need to be more educated on SCE.
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No worries, glad to help. (As best I could)

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