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Hi Martin,
i use a tool which is named reexec
if you integrate this in a computername.bat ( netlogon script ) and
build software packs which silent installs reexec will deploy the pack
out of the batch,
you can also use it later from a windows client
it needs no heavy batch coding and is very handy for smaller networks
it freeware, i just tested it with the new thunderbird release

Martin Miethe schrieb:
> I have Samba and about 40 WinXP Clientes running.
> Now Im trying to find a way to deploy software (for example
> updates of E-Mail Client, Windows Patches) to my Clients.
> I was playing around with AutoIt and some "switch-user-tools" for
> windows, which really works but also is kind of complicated and time
> consuming.
> In my environment, every user got his own Logonscript on the Linuxserver
> where I place the call for an installation (for ex Thunderbird update).
> If the installation on the client succeeded, I need a feedback signal
> from the user (e-mail, phone call...) that the script ran properly and I
> can remove the call in this script.
> I could also use one Logonscript for all users and turn on machines by
> myself in the morning if a certain user is not in the office.
> But all this does not seem to be the best way for me.
> Im really interested if there is another possibility to achieve this
> more efficiently without buying an expensive deployment software for
> Windows Server or something like that.
> So far I did not have a closer look at, maybe
> someone has experience with that.
> Thanks a lot
> regards

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Best Regards
Robert Schetterer

Munich / Bavaria / Germany

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