Remote install of applications

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Applications' started by Ted, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Ted

    Ted Guest

    How can I install new software on users workstations from
    a central location over a network. I want to install some
    software on 18 workstations from a single workstation
    over our network so I don't have to go and install on
    each individual computer.
     
    Ted, Apr 3, 2004
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  2. Ted

    Guest Guest


    >-----Original Message-----
    >How can I install new software on users workstations

    from
    >a central location over a network. I want to install

    some
    >software on 18 workstations from a single workstation
    >over our network so I don't have to go and install on
    >each individual computer.
    >.
    >Setup a software folder on one of your shared network

    drives, copy the contents of your software installation
    CD to the folder (do not execute installation, open CD so
    you can see the contents, select all, copy to software
    folder). You can setup sub folders in the main software
    folder, i.e. Microsoft, McAfee, etc.. If your
    workstations have Windows XP Professional, you utilize
    Remote Desktop function. If not, you can install the
    software via the shared network software folder without
    carrying the CD to each work station.

    Remote Desktop overviewWith Remote Desktop on Windows XP
    Professional, you can have access to a Windows session
    that is running on your computer when you are at another
    computer. This means, for example, that you can connect
    to your work computer from home and have access to all of
    your applications, files, and network resources as though
    you were in front of your computer at work. You can leave
    programs running at work and when you get home, you can
    see your desktop at work displayed on your home computer,
    with the same programs running.

    When you connect to your computer at work, Remote Desktop
    automatically locks that computer so no one else can
    access your applications and files while you are gone.
    When you come back to your computer at work, you can
    unlock it by typing CTRL+ALT+DEL.

    Remote Desktop also allows more than one user to have
    active sessions on a single computer. This means that
    multiple users can leave their applications running and
    preserve the state of their Windows session even while
    others are logged on.

    With Fast User Switching, you can easily switch from one
    user to another on the same computer. For example,
    suppose you are working at home and have logged on to the
    computer at your office to update an expense report.
    While you are working, a family member needs to use your
    home computer to check for an important email message.
    You can disconnect Remote Desktop, allow the other user
    to log on and check mail, and then reconnect to the
    computer at your office, where you see the expense report
    exactly as you left it. Fast User Switching works on
    standalone computers and computers that are members of
    workgroups.

    Remote Desktop enables a variety of scenarios, including:

    Working at home - Access work in progress on your office
    computer from home, including full access to all local
    and remote devices.
    Collaborating - Bring your desktop to a colleague's
    office to debug some code, update a Microsoft PowerPoint
    slide presentation, or proofread a document.
    Sharing a console - Allow multiple users to maintain
    separate program and configuration sessions on a single
    computer, such as at a teller station or a sales desk.
    To use Remote Desktop, you need the following:

    A computer running Windows XP Professional ("remote"
    computer) with a connection to a Local Area Network or
    the Internet.
    A second computer ("home" computer) with access to the
    Local Area Network via network connection, modem, or
    Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This computer
    must have Remote Desktop Connection, formerly called the
    Terminal Services client, installed.
    Appropriate user accounts and permissions.

    This works great when setup correctly. I no longer have
    to leave my computer/chair to do maintenance or install
    software on each workstation. Hope that this helps.
     
    Guest, Apr 6, 2004
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