Solved

Install software remotely

Posted on 2007-12-05
12
4,068 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Does there exists a soft to install software on a remote pc? I know you can use progs like vnc to take control and then install the things you want. But I was wondering if there exists a soft to install software 'silently'.

Jvuz
0
Comment
Question by:jvuz
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +3
12 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 100 total points
ID: 20411285
If your part of an active directory domain, you can use policies to push software installation to the client PC's. Novell also has a set of tools to manage and install PC's remotely. Otherwise I'm not aware of similar software, except potentially dangerous malware like software.
0
 
LVL 21

Author Comment

by:jvuz
ID: 20411320
We don't have an AD domain, but we have domain admin rights.
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:CasUK
CasUK earned 100 total points
ID: 20411567
I did find this program a while ago - but I haven't had the change to try it out yet.

http://wpkg.org/

It looks like it will do the job though, and it's open source!
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:younghv
younghv earned 100 total points
ID: 20411574
Jvuz -
On my old NT and AD Domains, we used "PSEXEC" a lot for that kind of function - both installing and uninstalling.
If you're interested, I can find some old posts with more scripting info, etc.

Vic
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:and235100
and235100 earned 100 total points
ID: 20411633
Depending on the installer used - and the software itself - you can use -s or -q or similar for unattended installs.
Otherwise - writing a script to install the software and putting it as part of the local policy would be my idea.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:and235100
ID: 20411648
And yes - I would second PSExec (as younghv says)
(I was going to mention that... too slow!)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/psexec.mspx

The scripting is quite easy.
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:opie6373
opie6373 earned 100 total points
ID: 20411724
I use numara software's deploy.  its not free but its easy to use and works well.

www.numarasoftware.com
0
 
LVL 21

Author Comment

by:jvuz
ID: 20417807
younghv, we use psexec already. But not yet for installing software, so if you still can find those scripts, it would be great.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:and235100
ID: 20417942
Essentially - two scripts (generic exe type)

1 (batch) with:

psexec @file -u user -p pass cscript \\server\script.vbs

and the 2nd (vbscript) with:

WshShell.Run "cmd /c \\server\share\install.exe /quiet /norestart", 0, True

But it really depends on the application you are trying to push install.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:CasUK
ID: 20417965
Oh, if you're not sure what the parameters are for doing a silent install on a computer, check out http://www.appdeploy.com

Click on the packages group, and you'll be able to find tips for deploying most programs from the command line
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:younghv
ID: 20418777
Youse guys are all up and at it early.

Jvuz - you probably already have the info you need - but here is some stuff from sirbounty's comments in a posting we worked earlier this year.

I might as well go back to bed.
:)

Vic

"If you have a list of computers, then use:

for /f %a in (C:\Computers.txt) do psexec \\%a c:\pathtofile\file.exe

That's just a command-line command.
If you need to add it to a batch file, change %a to %%a (both instances).
   

Otherwise, just using psexec's builtin 'loop' method:
psexec @C:\computers.txt c:\pathtofile\file.exe

and both will use your current logged in credentials.
-u 'username' -p 'password'
(added to psexec parameters) allows you to change the user credentials)"

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_22397407.html
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

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

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
An article on effective troubleshooting
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

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