Solved

How can I install File Format Converter on all remote laptops?

Posted on 2009-04-08
3
950 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a domain with Windows Server 2008. Just I want someone to provide me with a complete vbscript to install FileFormatConvertor.exe on all laptops silently by using a startup GPO when users connect thier laptops to the network.

Any assistance is appreciated.

0
Comment
Question by:fadimadhoun
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
tigermatt earned 500 total points
Comment Utility

No need to use VBScript, as you can use native Group Policy software deployment to push the software.

Firstly, extract the MSI file from the FileFormatConverters.exe archive you downloaded. To do this, open a command prompt, change to the directory in which the EXE is stored and run the command FileFormatConverters /extract. Follow the procedure and extract to a folder on a network share.

Then, create a new Group Policy and push the MSI within the extracted folder through software deployment. http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Group-Policy-Deploy-Applications.html

On reboot, the converter will be installed on client machines.

-Matt
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:fadimadhoun
Comment Utility
Thanks alot, it was helpful to resolve such problems. But what if I have a file and this file does not contain msi format? That's why I am asking about a script to run exe files.
Thanks
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:tigermatt
Comment Utility

There isn't one script which will run every EXE installation file out there. It depends on the EXE implementation and the integration routes provided by the developer.

For remote software deployment, it would be a good idea if you invested in a MSI packaging product. This enables you to take any form of installation package and re-package it as an MSI, which can be deployed via GPO.

-Matt
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

This is pretty cool.  The purpose of this VB Script is to help you document where JAR (Java ARchive) files and specifically java class files are located so that you can address issues seen with a client or that you can speak intelligently with a dev…
If like me you are one who spends a lot of time working and scripting with cmd.exe, sometimes it is handy to be able to quickly view a calendar for a given month and year. This script will quickly do just that!  Save the code posted below to a .bat …
This tutorial demonstrates a quick way of adding group price to multiple Magento products.
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.

743 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now