Software Deployment program

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Software deployment
Software Deployment Tools
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
Hi i work in a school with 100+ computers, can any suggest any good programs to deploy software and uninstall software from my windows 2003 server to the clients btw 
i have already tried WPKG! im not comfortable with using WPKG 
 thanks 
Phil


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windows server 2003, windows xp pro
ASKED: June 20, 2011  12:58 PM
UPDATED: June 22, 2011  7:53 AM

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Have you had a look into Group Policy for deployment?

It is a little limited to .MSI files but almost any software can be made into a .MSI package by using free programs such as Winstall LE and a clean Virtual PC.

It won’t uninstall any software you currently have deployed in the wild but it can uninstall any software it has deployed.

This in conjunction with MDTS and WDS (both from microsoft and I think they are free) are very powerful tools.

To rebuild after a format using all of these tools it takes us 1.5 hours to do up to 30 machines at once back to full strength

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  • GarrySaunders
    Have you taken a look at the Prism Deploy Software solution? I know this product is used in 100's schools in the UK. More information on Prism Deploy can be found @ http://www.networlduk.com/prism_deploy_software.asp Prism deploy also allows you to package your own applications and deploy them also. Worth a look and possibly download the evaluation to try it out?
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  • Malzobbi
    there is trial version of manage engine -desktop 7 its cool and easy to use, so you can install and un-install any program, whether is exe or msi
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