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Posted on 2011-03-21
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I was looking for a free solution to install software on multiple pc's that are on the same network but not in active directory.

Maybe manage updates etc too

Dont want to set up a WSUS server its for a school library 10PCs

Any suggestions

Windows XP and windows 7  
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Do you run login scripts?

You can call the installs from a login script - most installs have some kind of SILENT install mode.

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No login scripts - i just don't want to sit at every pc and install (Don't mind installing software once and have that do updates )
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If you have no login scripts you could :

Set each machine to have an entry in its registry to run something at startup (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) ...  and point it to a central software repository on your network somewhere that triggers off install routines

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that could do it - would i run into UAC issues with win 7 ?
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Yes.  This would be an issue...

Workarounds include :

Lower UAC across the board.  Not recommened.

Use Elevated Rights in a Scheduled Task called through the HKLM...Run reg key
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/135472-faq-what-is-the-uac-part2/
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