I have a few exe's (MS Visio Viewer.exe and adobe acrobat patch) that I need to deploy to a few hundred pc's. We do not own any scripting utils like scriptlogic, Wise Package Studio, MOM, or System Center. So I want to know the best and cheapest way to do this.
I have dabbled with creating a batch file that would be called from a Computer Configuration startup-script GPO with no avail. I have tried a few MSI packaging tools that were free. But nothing really has worked so far.
I know the MS Visio Viewer prompts for acknowledgment of a licensing agreement but has a /quiet switch available.
If anyone has any good VBscript/DOS scripts that could be called via GPO or a good free exe to MSI packager please comment. Also I am looking at going to System Center Essentials 2007 in the future does anyone have any feedback one way or the other?
Thanks for your help!
Here's the batch file that I have tried with no avail.
REM script to install Microsoft Visio Viewer
if exist c:\flags\VisioViewer.txt goto end
if not exist c:\flags\ mkdir c:\flags
Rem set flag so it only runs once
copy \\server\share\VisioViewer.txt c:\flags\
start \\server\share\visioviewer.exe /quiet