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installing setup.exe in separate user profiles in TS 2012 environment

Posted on 2015-02-23
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Its not unusual to be asked to install software in a TS environment that isn't using an msi installer. If I only have setup.exe how could I selectively install it only in a few user profiles instead of for everyone?
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You can't necessarily install it only for a couple of users but you could install it for all, then secure the installation directory so only the group of users who need it can access it.  You can also remove the shortcuts to the application from the common programs group and manually set them up for the select users, or you can try and script that if it is a bunch of users.
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use your collections and set one collection to use that piece of software and another that doesn't have access to it.
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My apologies for a late response to the suggestions. Under TMI, I was recovering from surgery.

I've read tutorials about collections, but I'm not confident enough to try that in a production environment although on the surface it seems to be a good way to do it. I'm going to try rgorman's suggestion, which seems a bit of a messy way to achieve what I'm after, but it may turn out to be simple if I can get the scripting right. More later.
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