push install

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-09-13
Does anyone know where I can download a free copy of a push install software?
I need to be able to push installs (.exe) across a windows network on a/d.
For many reasons i cannot use wsus.
Question by:lcipollone
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    Please try downloading it from the below link

    You can also try downloading the other product from the below link

    hope this helps.
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    The drawback of a push installer: all target computers need to be in place at that certain time. Normally, with laptops on the road and so on, this will rarely be possible.
    So my approach is to wrap that .exe into an MSI using a so called MSI wrapper. Google for vin's vision MSI wrapper.

    It works like this: just like the push installer, the wrapper only works with setup.exe files that support switches like /s (silent) or /q (quiet). So you provide the command line for unattended installation, save it to a .bat file and have it wrapped into a distributable msi.

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    Thanks. Any other push software that would do multiple installations?
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    If you insist on pushing it, try the command line: psexec.
    psexec can be run against list files with computer names. psexec will execute the install script remotely - just as good as any other push installer and free as well.

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