auto install software

we are getting some new pcs and there are applications that i would like to install on each pc. is there any way to install all the apps at once without any user intervention?
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kola12Commented:
You can use gpo to instal msi package.
If you have got standard exe you can write batch file with options to install software.
There is many ways to do this.
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stevekee65Author Commented:
could you refer me to how to do each one?
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Vadim RappCommented:
For the software that you have as MSI packages, assign them in group policy. Details at http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/302430

For the software that you have as setup.exe, you have to find out if each given setup.exe allows command-line options to install it without user intervention. Then you specify those commands in startup script of the same group policy (Group Policy object/Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Scripts (Startup/Shutdown) ). Here's webpage that makes an effort to describe them for many known setups in one place: http://unattended.sourceforge.net/installers.php

Get prepared to the fact that some installations may not support command-line options, which means that installing them automatically will be impossible.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It depends what the apps are.  And if you have a Volume License of Windows, you could create an image of one machine and deploy it to all systems.  Basically, pre-configure one computer as you want it (google Audit Mode) and then "copy" the setup when you're done and deploy it to all workstations.  Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a FREE (as in included component and works with no additional licensing) part of Windows Server.  But as I said, you are only able to create images using Volume License media - you need ONE copy to legally deploy it to all systems of "like" edition (meaning if you buy a volume license for Windows 8 Pro then you can deploy an image of Windows 8 Pro to all systems that come with Windows 8 Pro).
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