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how to scipt a automatic install via group policy

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Hi ,
i am currently trying to create a Group policy in Windows 2003 that will be able to install an application called Inteleviewer throughout our practice that is currently running XP clients , at present i have packaged the exe file into a msi file in which i am currently stuck at the part of scripting the install to be automated .
Can someone advise a step by step method on how to proceed on how to create this script?
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I find this guide from Microsoft, anyone know of a better way or is this fine?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102
Chris GralikeSpecialist

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This is indeed the most recommended method

This is one way of installing through the AD. Downside will be that only msi packages are supported and you will find yourself building these msi packages allot yourself for 3rd party software.

There are also 3rd party tools to accomplish this, but using the GPOs will make the management allot easier. And there is the old Batch / VBS WMI scripting that might help you accomplish this, but usually these are not as clean as the package deployment offered from the GPOs.

Chris GralikeSpecialist

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If you are looking for one of those 3rd party tools..

Google "WPI" (Windows Post Install)
Chris GralikeSpecialist

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If you are bound to create MSI packages (needed some time to find this again ;-) ) this is a good presentation on what tools and strategies you can use to reach your goal...

w.cali.org/conference/2004/presentations/MSI.ppt

Good luck and regards,

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That link did not work. Could you attach the presentation?
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thats is a great presentation.

Thank you

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Great Powerpoint, helped out alot. Thanks.
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