Deployment is the process of loading operating systems, drivers, files and programs to systems for end users.

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Automatically apply .dmg file from bootable USB to local disk

I have succesfully created a Yosemite package containing Microsoft Office, using AutoDMG. The .dmg file also successfully applies to the disk via the recovery partition on the USB drive. The thing is, ...
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Deploying Win 7 prompts for password change

So I am deploying Windows 7 through WDS. I have made a golden image, launched sysprep jumped back into audit mode and deleted the default User account so that it is clean. Then generalised it and ...
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Avoid “rm” in makefile

I have a question concerning a line in a Makefile. I have a target to "clean" my locally installed test/staging-server. Currently it looks like this: clean: rm -rf $(LOCAL_SERVER_PATH)/* As ...
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Deploying MS Office 2013/Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 By Using MDT

I am finishing my MDT setup to use my image on WDS, but I have issues with MS Office 2013/Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2. deployment. To play it safe can someone offer me some step by step or general ...
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How do I create an unattended Windows 8.1 install for building “throwaway” test VMs?

I do a lot of software development as a hobby, and in order to test changes, reproduce bugs, etc, I find that I frequently need a clean Windows environment to run my tests. I can fire up a VM in ...
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Install Windows 8.1 to 20 laptops using MDT 2013, never done it before

I just got the unfortunate job of pushing updating 20 laptops with new images. They are all identical ACER V models that require an identical Windows 8.1 image with a bunch of software. Instead of ...
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Saltstack best practices documentation clarification

To be clear, I am not asking for the "best way" to use saltstack. I understand that there are tons of ways to use saltstack, and what works for you, works. My question is specifically about the best ...
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UNIX Command to Determine Mac OS Version on a Specific HD

(For some reason, the DeployStudio forums aren't accepting new members at the moment, so I'm hoping you folks can help me out) I'm in the midst of exploring using DeployStudio for a series of test ...
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handle.exe: Error closing handler: A

I'm working with Azure WebSites with git deployment and I want to use handler.exe to unlock my web.config file every deployment. For this reason, I've modified the default deploy.cmd file, adding ...
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Linux software/application deployment tool like docker?

Docker is great. It allows me to quickly run a web application without having to configure my OS to become a host. I use an OpenVZ VPS so I cannot use docker. OpenVZ is a container itself, ideally I ...
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Deploying Kudu on a server

I have setup a copy of Kudu on my local dev machine, and it works fine providing I run it from Visual Studio as Administrator I would now like to deploy it to our public UAT server so we can use it ...
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Phing - Alternative to fetching files using scp's fetch attribute using filesets

I have a Phing task like this: <scp host="myserver" fetch="true" todir="backup"> <fileset dir="upload" > <include name="**" /> </fileset> </scp> ...which ...
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Building programs with Scons

I am working on learning how to deploy my applications, I've recently used autotools. ./configure, make, make install I'd like to use scons but reading the documentation they go over so much but I ...
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Need Help or Tips on Creating Multiple Copies of the Identical Windows 7 “Client” Systems

I need to create multiple copies of the same computer system, based on identical PCs with identical components, except network interface MAC IDs and serial numbers, which in the end will differ only ...
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Host openVPN server on public machine or private

I have several VPS's, the office server (static IP, but not listed on any DNS), and 2 road warriors. All of these machines ultimately want resources on the office server (maybe occassionally road ...
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Setting keyboard and regional settings from boxstarter

How do I change the change the keyboard and regional settings using a Boxstarter script? Is it possible to do it without resorting to a powershell script?
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Ansible/deployment: how to coordinate actions running in sequence on different servers?

Would anyone know how to create an Ansible playbook to run the following actions in the right order? Stop Tomcat on the application servers Update the database on the database server Update the ...
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How to manage MySQL credentials of production server?

I have a simple Django application that needs to use a MySQL database. There is a file settings.py which contains a plain Python dictionary where I have to enter the MySQL credentials, it looks like ...
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Install WAIK installation images over PXE

I setup a PXE Server and use it to serve some tools and live systems over the network (Setup with Debian Wheezy, tftpd-hpa, isc-dhcpd and nfs-kernel-server) and would like to deploy Windows ...
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Software wont deploy, but GPO gets applied and MSI is installable manually

DC: WinServer2012, Client: XP Hi there, i have a problem getting a GPO install to work. I created a MSI thats hosted in a network share: \\server\Deployment\xxx\xxx.msi when i log on to a computer ...
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disable notepad++ updates on install or through script - Windows 7

I deploy notepad++ to several computer labs where end users don't have administrative rights. I am able to deploy the software, but I need to turn off automatic updates so they aren't getting popups ...
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WIM master image with a user session in OOBE

Is it normal (no deployment problems like: drivers compatibility...) to capture a Master image from a computer with a user session created (bypassed OOBE) and use it for later deployments on other PCs ...
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ssh automation deploy user www-data or other user

We have our project on /var/www and it is owned by user www-data. I would like to create an automation for deploy so I do: Connect through SSH as user www-data Navigate to /var/www/somefolder ...
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Jenkins realtime console output for parallel threaded fabric command

We have a Python fabric command that runs in parallel across several hosts, something like this: $ fab --hosts=prod1.server,prod2.server,prod3.server --parallel copy_cache This will copy cache to ...
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How To Re-install FreeLoader For Restored ReactOS Installation?

With Windows if you want to backup and restore (or deploy) you use the deployment tools to create a .wim image of the operating system, then write the image to the desired computer's drive, and then ...
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Is it possible to produce a pre-patched Win7 WIM image using MDT deployment Workbench only?

Is it possible to produce a pre-patched Win7 WIM image using MDT deployment Workbench only? Presently, I'm using dism command line tool in order to pre-patch the WIM images with the downloaded ...
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Best deployment method for IIS [closed]

i have a dedicated server running windows server 2012, and i'm not very familiar whit iis, and i want to get a way to have my web site on a git repository and make deployment to the iss server, but i ...
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Deployment Windows 8.1: Duration of Windows setup (OOBE)

I made a deployment of Windows 8.1. Everything is fine, but I only want to know if you guys know some tips/tricks to speed up the oobe setup. I work with an unttend file so he only asked for : ...
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Automate Win8 network and sharing settings

I am trying to create a unattended DVD installation of Windows 8, but I can't seem to find a solution do this. What I'm looking for are to have the same settings on the Network and Sharing Center, to ...
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How do i skip the Personalize page (color & computername) during unattended Windows 8 setup?

i'm currently setting up an unattended Windows 8 setup but i'm stumbling upon the Personalize page which i can't skip. My unattend file looks like below. Guess the interesting part should be in the ...
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Install Dell drivers automatically with Windows 7 image

Im working on making win7 images for different model dells. I have all of the drivers on a usb drive and im wondering is there a way to check the updates for all drivers at once and install ...
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Sysprep WITHOUT creating new user

I have install a ghost server and i would like to deploy many Windows 7 64 bits. Before creating the master i must sysprep it but i would like to know how to sysprering without create a new user after ...
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Windows 8.1 not prompting for product key in OOBE

Im testing my new deployment evrything works fine, but ( after sysprep) at the oobe it doesnt ask for a product key? Even without an unattend file ? Anybody an idea what could be the problem?
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DISM: The system cannot find the file specified

Trying to mount a wim image to add drivers. I keep getting the following error: PS C:\Users\Administrator> DISM /MOUNT-WIM /WIMFILE:C:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\Images\boot-(4).wim /INDEX:1 ...
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Creating an ISO from a Hyper-V Machine

I'm new to this image deployment. I used MDT to deploy I guess what you call a liteimage to a Hyper-V Machine. From there I installed several applications, tools and profile settings. Do I sysprep ...
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Customising Windows Metro Start tiles Sysprep (Windows 8.1 SL)

I am at my wits end trying to get a default start tiles to work. I am not sure because I am trying this on Windows 8.1 SL Whatever I do during post the OOBE on First logon the User set up runs and I ...
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How to add disk partition wizard in MDT 2013?

I have a deployment share in MDT 2013, and only use it to install Windows 7 on both new and old PC's and only from a USB drive (offline media). Is it possible to add a step in a task sequence, so the ...
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How would I prevent users from logging in a PC while software is installing?

So I currently am looking for a solution to keeping users logged out while software is installing or activating a pop-up message that cannot be moved, closed, and is always on top, because sometimes ...
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How can I turn off flash fill automatically in Excel 2013?

Flash fill breaks a lot of things in older excel documents. It causes maddeningly slow transfers from cell to cell after updating. I am trying to find a way to turn off "flash fill" in Excel 2013 ...
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In Docker, how to work with multiple test/prod build configurations

We're evaluating Docker for use in deploying our apps. What we've been unable to gleen from the Interwebs so far is how we would deal with the different runtime environments we use at our company. ...
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Is it possible to deploy Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) via WSUS 3.0 SP2?

Internet Explorer 11 is not listed in WSUS, nor can I find the installer on http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=Internet+Explorer+11. There's plenty of updates, but not the ...
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How to keep Windows image up-to-date?

Our client PCs have different configurations for different departments. We used to pick up few PCs from each department to create a monthly Windows image by using Windows backup utility, but this way ...
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Easiest way to automating updating msi files for deployment? [closed]

Recently, I was assigned to find a method to automate our updating of .msi files (firefox, adobe reader, etc..) that we use for deployment. What is the best method automating this process? Is there a ...
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MDT 2013, SCCM 2012 RS, enterprise deployment… where to start?

Our company is just recently getting back into imaging at any level. We used to use Symantec Ghost for a while, but after there were enough problems (Windows machines having odd errors after a couple ...
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How to create a deployment image of altered CentOS?

So, I managed to install CentOS 6.5 on a client PC, and then, continued by tweaking a lot of its stuff (such as adding samba and kerberos stuff, joining the CentOS PC with Active Directory, removing ...
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How to install Dell T3500 RAID Drivers via unattend.xml?

I work for a medium sized company and, due to the recent XP phaseout, we're rolling out Windows 7 on newer machines throughout the company. Unfortunately, we've had problems doing so as the computers ...
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how can i keep several linux virtual containers in sync

I have one website which initially we were hosting externally and we three environments like DEV TEST UAT PROD Now they have given us `4 virtual containers where i have to install everything ...
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Configuring 3 identical Windows 7 machines [closed]

I ordered 3 three identical machines with Windows 7 Pro pre-installed. Now I need to install identical software on each of them and apply identical Windows configuration to each of them. I know there ...
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Click Once release channels and roll out features?

We're currently using ClickOnce to deploy our Windows Form application. We're investigating the possibilities to use multiple release channels, such as Stable and Beta and the possibility to only ...
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How do I deploy user configurations to multiple linux desktops (gnome)?

We have been using linux/debian/gnome exclusively in our small office for the past 7 years, and it has always been manageable with 3-4 desktops and 1 server. Recently, we have expanded a little (8 ...