Best way to push out exe files to workstations


We need to get a couple of exe programs installed on our Windows 7 machines. We have about 100 to do so looking for a way of forcing installation over the network if possible.

We don't want to use GPO or start up scripts if possible. Can anyone recommend a way of doing this? Happy to look at 3rd party deployment tools.
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Best software deployment tool for Microsoft based networks is System Center Configuration Manager.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Try PDQ Deploy. Easy to use. Free version available.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
write there lines in notepad and save it as .zap
FriendlyName = "App"
SetupCommand = "\\Server1\packages\app.exe" /q
DisplayVersion = 1.0
Publisher = MB

then make GPO
user configuration > Software settings > policies > software installation > publish > right click > new.
choose ZAW down level and browse for .zap which you created.
''\\Server1\packages'' is the location where .exe exist and it must have read access to the users
deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
If you only need to distribute some files then MS System Center seems like overkill... The easiest way is indeed through a startup script, but you mentioned that you don't want to use that; You can push the files from you domain controller, logged in as domain admin

to copy a file to a single workstation: Open a command prompt and type:

copy "\\server\share\path\file.exe" "\\workstationname\C$\Program files\path\file.exe"

If that works, and you have a list of workstation names:

for /F %%A in (workstations.txt) do copy "\\server\share\path\file.exe" "\\%%A\C$\Program files\path\file.exe"

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remember: Use %%A when using a .CMD file for this script, use %A when typing in the CMD console

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