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

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SCCM 2012: Past due - will be retried

I think I'm missing something regarding deployment scheduling and deadlines in SCCM 2012 R2. I have created an uninstall script for an application that runs interactively. So user action is required ...
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Why does “imagex /apply” have to be run from Windows PE (but not really)?

Microsoft TechNet's command-line reference for imagex says of the /apply switch, and I quote: ⚠ Important You must run this option from Windows PE. Since I didn't care about silly things like ...
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Capturing Windows 7 with DISM or ImageX

From wikipedia Before Window Server 2012 and Windows 8, DISM had incorporated the majority of ImageX functions but not all; ImageX was still needed for image capture.However, DISM deprecated ...
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Can I integrate Office 2013 and similar software offline with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?

I'm working with the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD), as well as the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM), to see how powerful they are for creating integrated Windows images. When ...
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Is group policy management available only on Windows server 2003,2008 or 2012 only?

Hi i want to know that is Is group policy management available only on Windows server 2003,2008 or 2012 only or we can do that on windows 7 or 8 also. i want to manage software deployment on 10 ...
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How to install MSI or exe from Admin machine to other multiple machines?

First, I am very new in this.. This is a very newbie question but I dent know that's by I am going to ask this question... Hi, I have my software exe and MSI both and want to setup like I install ...
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Install Windows without start menu

I have an WPF application that is intended to run without a physical keyboard (touch). The application runs on full screen but in case it crashes, the user can access via the start menu the file ...
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10.11 Prohibitory Symbol after Reimage or Kernel Panic on NetBoot

I apologize if this is convoluted. I've tried so many different ways of getting this to work that I'm getting them all mixed up. With the launch of Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan, we've encountered some ...
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Windows 10 Imaging and Configuration Designer error when trying to start a project

I'm trying to create a new image project following the directions from this link: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn916105(v=vs.85).aspx After clicking "Finish" on step 9, ...
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MDT 2013 Update 1 - Stalling at “Processing Bootstrap Settings”

Current setup Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 (recently released version) All images done from Windows 10 Enterprise machine using HyperV Windows 10 and Windows 7 images and task ...
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Configure Windows 7 settings during/before installation

Is there a program that can be used to configure the settings within a Windows 7 ISO before installation? By settings I mean things like: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization Control ...
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Remove all volumes from all connected disks - Diskpart

How can I remove all volumes from the hard drives in a WinPE environment using Diskpart through Powershell or WMIC calls? The WinPE image will be injected with the required packages using DISM ...
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MDT 2013 Windows 7 Deployment randomly does not complete

We have an MDT 2013 SP1 deployment sequence set up for Windows 7 and a range of various laptop models. The issue I am about to describe seems to happen randomly on various models. The task sequence ...
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Deploy driver DLL with SCCM 2007

I frequently deploy executable packages with System Center Configuration Manager 2007. How can I deploy driver DLLs in the same fashion? I need to to install the Google USB Driver in a computer lab ...
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Need help to Deploy Windows7 image in a workgroup

I am maintaining a windows 7 workgroup of around 50 PC's (in one room, and multiple rooms like this) in an educational institute. All hardware platforms are identical. No server. all in one workgroup ...
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Learning about Windows Deployment [closed]

I'm searching for a course, how to learn the most out of Windows Deployment. I've asked a couple of questions here about specific actions in this technology, but this isn't really effective if I had ...
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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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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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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 ...