Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:57 AM
I looked at the deployment options Microsoft listed and I don't see a suitable method.
We do not have SCCM.
Deploying with login scripts would be ugly and slow down the user's login and assumes admin rights.
Software installation GPO using the extracted MSI would deploy the software, but no configuration would be done. We would like there to be no icons so after the installation, users do not become "confused," suspicious or curious and start messing around and tampering with it.
We could probably setup WPAD auto configuration for server name, but why add that complexity if it can be deployed preconfigured and WPAD also would not deal with not displaying icons.
Preferred method: Is there some way to deploy this ISA client using GPO software installation with a MST transform or some other method of preconfiguring the server IP and installing without system tray icons or even no UI at all in the Programs menus?
Alternative: Maybe a startup script that can install it with these settings silently during a reboot and also has the ability to check if it's already installed so it doesn't attempt reinstallation at every reboot?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:23 AMModerator
Thank you for the post.
You may use unattended installation using ms_fwc.msi to preconfigure the server ip. If you want to remove firewall client icon from the system tray, please refer to “User Can Disable Firewall Client” of this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc302546.aspx
Nick Gu - MSFT
- Proposed As Answer by Nick Gu - MSFTMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:38 AM
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