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.MSI Installer Remote Deployment Options

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I have a .msi installer that I would like to deploy on remote Win 7 clients which do not have admin rights.

What are my options for sending this file along with admin credentials to allow it to install please?

The simpler the solution the better, as my scripting skill are zero ;)

Thanks.
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Are they on a domain?
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by:Suncore
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Unfortunately not.
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there is a script at the bottom of the page
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee156549.aspx

that you could try and setup for your remote computers

here is one that you can can login with a user/pass
http://forums.techarena.in/windows-server-help/535356.htm#post1966878
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here is another way

psexec \\Server -u "DOMAIN\Username" -p "PASSWORD" cmd /c "msiexec.exe /i "\\Server\FolderShare\My Install.msi" /quiet /norestart"

you can find psexec on www.sysinternals.com
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Daz_1234 earned 500 total points
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Although I've not used it myself, I know others that have recommended PDQ Deploy.  It is a free tool for application deployment.  It is free if you don't need the scheduling capabilities (amongst others) and just want to push something out.

http://www.adminarsenal.com/pdq-deploy/main/

Hope this helps,
Daz.
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Perfect, thank you - super simple with zero scripting, just what I was after - thank you all.
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