I am looking for a suggestion of a better way to deploy a software package called Bluebeam. They offer two methods for deployment, a Silent Setup
and a MSI Deploy
. I currently have used the MSI method several dozen times for each Bluebeam install / upgrade. The problem with the MSI method is that it does not Uninstall the previous version and I need to run a supplied script to remove the previous version before the new version is installed. This is kinda of a pain because I have to set each machine GPO to run the uninstall script, wait for the user to tell me it uninstalled, then assign the install GPO to the machine. This is a pain in the a$$.
Bluebeam also offers a Silent Setup method which automatically removes the previous version and installs the new version which I would like to look at using. My problem is the Silent Setup is a script. I know that scripts run every time the machine starts up. I only want this script to run once, and not every time the machine starts up. How do I do this?
(I have attached the section of the install instructions that discusses the setup methods.)