Silently Install Applications Via Script
Posted on 2008-11-07
Right now at my organization each time that an app needs to be installed we do so by visiting each PC and installing the app located on a file server. I know that we can use Group Policy to push an app but I wanted to go beyond that. What I want to do is create a .vbs or .wsf script to silently install the app which is on a file server. What I need to know is what all changes are made during the install (registry changes, folder creation, etc) and then create a script to automate those changes. The ideal situation would be to have an SMS server but at this moment I am unable to convince management that this is needed.
I know this can be done but I am not really sure where to begin. I have only a basic knowledge of VB Scripting so creating the script from scratch could be interesting. I was just hoping to be pointed in right direction.