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

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Is there anyway to xcopy just changed or new files?

I am trying to deploy a website from my desktop to my webserver and so right now I am doing this: xcopy C:\source X:\destination /s My desktop is a Windows XP machine and I need to copy to a ...
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What tool can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images?

I need a free imaging solution for Windows 7. I want to deploy Windows 7 images today. What tools can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images? What pitfalls should I watch out for, and how can I ...
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Using the IdentityFile directive in ssh_config when AgentForwarding is in use

Is it possible to specify forwarded keys using the IdentityFile directive in .ssh/config? I ran into this quirk when trying to deploy some code via Capistrano/GIT on our production server. Both my ...
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Windows 8 deployment from USB

My goal is to deploy Windows 8 via USB to several computers. The systems I'm working with have come with GPT parted HD's. I have set up one the way I'd like it, sysprepped and captured the ...
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Image -> Answer File -> Sysprep -> Image?

Here is my confusion. All the tutorials I have read on sysprep, imagex, and answer files lead me to believe that you need an image to create and answer file, then you use that answer file with sysprep ...
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Refresh Language Bar in Windows Vista/7 programatically

Im trying to configure the Language Bar (the language switcher in the systray which appears whan you have multiple input languages installed) for our users. I can easily add new languages using ...
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How do I execute an executable on every computer on my LAN

I have a domain full of Windows computers (some are XP, some are Vista, most are 7). I want to run a single executable, once, on each machine without leaving my seat. I have full administrative ...
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How to cause all workstations in network to install MSI package?

I have remote access to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine. There are about 5 workstations connected to this network. How can I make every workstation install an .msi package without having ...
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Elastic beanstalk rails application with git source and deploy hooks

I want to setup Elastic Beanstalk for my existing rails application. I was successful in doing the sample foo app. These are the questions I have I need the deployment to happen from my git ...
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Phantom hard drive after deploying latest Windows 7 image from WDS

Receiving a new batch of PCs prompted us to recapture our WDS image for our on-site Windows 7 machines. Rolled into the new image (i.e. the only changes that have been made since the previous version ...
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How can I install Windows 7 using WinPE?

I made a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on a USB Flash Disk by following the instructions in Walkthrough: Create a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on a USB Flash Disk. Now, I want to install a new Windows ...
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Creating a system deployment disk [duplicate]

Hi guys i want to create an image of a windows 7 system and use it as a deployment tool and when I want to setup up like more than 10 laptops, then i just connect them on a network and deploy the ...
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Going from imagex/AIK to WDS

I was looking into learning Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. I have been using AIK to create answer files and sysprep to clean the referece computer and imagex to capture and apply images. I have some ...
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Disable Windows 7 auto-login after deployment

I'm deploying a Windows 7 upgrade using the distribution toolkit. After the install, the PC keeps attempting to auto-login as the administrator. Is there any way to disable auto-login after the ...
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Sysprepped image will not complete setup

I'm having a problem installing/setting up an image. Background: I've created a Windows 7 Enterprise image (i.e. installed OS, installed applications, configured settings, etc.). Then I sysprepped ...
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Error Deploying Google Chrome

I am trying to deploy Google Chrome. I have the GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi I this is the command I used msiexec /i /qn /norestart GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi /l*v chrome.log I ...
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Windows 7 - Setting up the default taskbar items

I've been working on building windows 7 deployments and I've run into an interesting issue. I want to customize the pinned taskbar items after I finish the deployment. We have a number of different ...
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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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msiexec: Silent deploy website to IIS

I need to silently install an msi that deploys a web application to IIS, but have been getting this error message. Error 1314. The specified path 'Default Web Site/ROOT/someVirtual' is ...
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Icon on user account desktop before the user has logged in.

Currently working on a Windows 7 deployment project and I have a requirement to place an RDP icon on a specific users desktop, lets call this user 'Guest'. The image itself will be completely vanilla ...
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How do I perform Windows image deployment from a configured laptop?

I have been using Acronis for years, however my new job wants me to use imageX, WindowsPE, WDS, etc. I have done alot of reading about this but it is just plain confusing. What I have is an HP ...
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Is sysprep no longer useful for full removal of items including their install parts?

Can I or should I re-learn and apply sysprep methods to shrink the actual Disk size of a Windows 7 64 bit Professional installation? Not just to turn things on or off or set policies or setup the ...
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How to boot an WIM image?

Is it possible to boot from a Windows WIM image or is that not possible? What's the difference between ISO and WIM?
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How to clone and deploy multiple machines?

See what I wanna do is basically make bootable clones or disc images or whatever(let's call it "stuff" for now ) and store many of them in a single big HDD. Then, I wanna use that big HDD and the ...
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recompile an msi with silent switch

all i need is to add a silent switch to an msi and recompile it as an msi or exe. I have the MSI SDK but admittedly i'm over my head with this sort of scripting and don't know where to begin
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Deployment of Mac OS X to iMacs (Dual Booting to windows 7!)

What is the best solution for DEPLOYMENT of a dual boot OS (Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6) to group of 30 iMacs?
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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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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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Windows 7 universal and updated ISO

I would like to make universal Windows 7 SP1 instalation ISO with following options: Lets you choose edition you would like to install (all except Enterprise) One ISO for 64bit editions and another ...
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Microsoft DaRT - Standalone System Sweeper

Envrionment: MDT 2012 on a Server 2008 R2 install. WDS installed and working, MDT installed and working. Microsoft DaRT installed on server, tools.cab has been copied to the respective deployment ...
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Installing software after .wim image

I have been looking all day into how to install software to a .wim image. I have a .wim image of a laptop that will be deplyed to 20 more. The image is pretty much good to go except I need to add a ...
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How do I automate creation of an ODBC connection in the system DSN?

I need to create an ODBC connection in System DSN on a bunch of windows machines. What can I do to make this process simpler than manually typing the details into the Create New Datasource Wizard on ...
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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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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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Diskpart script to assign driver letter and create 2 partitions

I'm currently deploying Windows XP (don't ask why) across a corporate environment and have a requirement to partition the disk during the unattended build. the disk must contain two partitions: C: ...
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Recovering application installation parameters from MDT deployment

I used MDT to deploy Windows 7 with a bunch of applications. After a hard-drive failure, I no longer have the original deployment directory and have lost everything. I do, however, have the USB key ...
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TaskbarLinks in Unattend.xml Windows 7 deployment

Currently making some changes to my unattend file in order to meet user requirements. One of the requirements has been to add 3 office application shortcuts to the task bar by default. I am aware ...
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Deploying Bitlocker via Unattended OS Installation?

Is there a way to enable Bitlocker during Windows setup?
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Enable Bitlocker and Save Key to Network Share with Unattend?

Is there a way to enable bitlocker and save off key during setup via the unattend file? How else would you deploy bitlocker?
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How to deploy my own computer as a web server?

How can I have a large bandwidth,and how can I have a static IP address?
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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 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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Elastic beanstalk Rails - defaults to production environment even if I set staging environment

I am trying to bring up a staging instance of rails applciation using elastic beanstalk. I followed the documentation and did the following : eb init --environment staging eb start --environment ...
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Activate Excel Add-Ins as part of Deployment?

I am using the office customization tool to create an unattended installation file for Microsoft Office 2010 pro plus. I have everything setup as I like, except that I need the excel add-ins activated ...
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Creating an image from a VMware installation of Windows for deploying to real physical machines

I need to re-deploy about ten Windows XP machines in a short period of time. The machines already exist and are lying around, I have been asked to reformat, reinstall and reconfigure them. I was ...
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jenkins on ubuntu - how/where is it deployed?

I'm a jee newbie so I may misunderstand some java concepts independent on jenkins itself. I've got an access to a ubuntu-like server where jenkins was installed through sugo apt-get (someone else ...
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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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Can WIM Images be used to perform an upgrade install?

As far as I can tell WinPE can only be used to perform a clean install using a WIM image. However, I can't seem to find any definite information that says I can't perform a upgrade installation. Can ...
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How to control the PXE boot behaviour from a Windows Deployment Server?

I have recently seen an IT setup where the Windows Clients start in PXE mode, get an IP via DHCP and then boot from the first HDD. Now the admins have the possibility to say remotely next time the ...
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How to create and deploy Linux images

The goal is to create an image of a Linux operating system with specific scripts, in-house software and OS packages installed which is then put on a CD. This CD is then sent to customer, they put it ...