Installing .msi file on remote PC's? PsiExec?
Posted on 2014-12-11
I have a situation where we have a windows 2003 server consisting of a .msi file that needs to be installed on quite a lot of remote PC's (all on the same domain as the server).
Quite a lot of the PC's are Windos XP PC's (sadly). There are some Windows 7 ones also.
My question is this:
1. Would you create a batch file that runs on the PC's and looks at the .Msi file on the network share and uses 'Msiexec' command? (or does the .Msi file need to be copied onto each local PC?)
2. Is it possible to install the .Msi file directly from the server to the PC's using something called Psiexec?
Either way, if you were me, how would you conduct this?