?
Solved

Can anyone point me to a wizard to assign software to clients

Posted on 2008-06-22
2
Medium Priority
?
271 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hello,

I know that Windows Small Business Server has an option to push software to clients. It seems somewhat limited though to some sbs-components like the fax service and Internet Explorer 6. Other software is not automatically installed but a shortcut is placed on the desktop of the client, pointing to that particular setup. I understand that Group Policies offer the possibility to just put the new software on the client without user interference. Am I right? Is there a wizard or a tutorial somewhere? And: how can I modify SBS2003 to not install IE6 but IE 7?

many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:TheoRichel
[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
2 Comments
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
purplepomegranite earned 640 total points
ID: 21840594
To push software out the best tool is Group Policy (http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/gp/default.mspx).  This can be used to push out pretty much any application that is installed using msi files.

You can deploy IE7 this way, details are here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942812
0
 
LVL 58

Assisted Solution

by:tigermatt
tigermatt earned 360 total points
ID: 21840606
If you just want a simple method of pushing software to workstations, then a Group Policy is fine. You need to remember though that the software will need to be in MSI form in order to be installed by the GPO - if it isn't, you'll need a piece of software and spare workstation in order to generate an MSI for software distribution. Also, you don't get any form of reporting as to where and when the software is installed - so you can't be sure it's actually installed on the stations without physically checking.

GPO is good assuming you are fine with all of the above :-)
0

Featured Post

Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

Question has a verified solution.

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

Written by Glen Knight (demazter) as part of a series of how-to articles. Introduction One of the biggest consumers of disk space with Small Business Server 2008(SBS) is Windows Server Update Services, more affectionately known as WSUS. For t…
The articles for turning off the Client firewall policy on the internet are for SBS 2008 and don't really help for SBS 2011. They actually moved the Client firewall policy. In 2011, the client firewall policy has moved to the SBS computers conta…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Suggested Courses

770 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