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Need to deploy an unattended installer to VPN connected clients.

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Good afternoon,

Is there a recommended tool that could deploy an unattended installer to our domain's clients? We have a few clients who are typically connected using a VPN connection, so any tool that could work over a VPN would be great.

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if you are using the built-in VPN client of Windows in a managed AD domain, you may automatically deploy VPN settings via Group Policy. see below the details.

Provisioning VPN client settings using Group Policy
http://blogs.technet.com/b/rrasblog/archive/2009/08/31/provisioning-vpn-client-settings-using-group-policy.aspx
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by:Poly11
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Hi bbao,

Thanks for the response. We are not using the Windows VPN client, instead we are using an application called LogMeIn Hamachi.

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if LogMeIn Hamachi can be installed with a MSI file and its configuration can be distributed by a file, it is still technically possible to deploy it via Group Policy if you do have an AD domain in place.

FYI

How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102
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by:Poly11
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Thank you for the response bbao. The article is helpful, however the installer that the vendor says is a "Silent Installer" is actually a .exe file and not a .msi file. Will a .exe file still work with the Group Policy remote install? Sorry for my ignorance.

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Hi bbao,

Unfortunately the Group Policy solution will not work for this installer. Does anybody else have any suggestions? We need a product that can distribute this silent installer to VPN connected clients.

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found this discussion from MS site. please have a look at it.
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Thank you.
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