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  • Question

  • hi Sir,

    I have a list of machines on which i need to install one software (Ex - a anti-virus, who's setup is on my server location \\servername\anti-virusetup.exe). The setup will be present on my server. I cannot use the GPO setting due to some policies.

    i have used some net use cmd and Invoke cmdlet combination but it didn't work.

    Can you suggest any simple script which may reduce my manual work ?

    Thanks for helping

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:53 PM

Answers

  • Could you suggest a simple script which can give me a idea.

    The whole point is not to use a script at all. Deploy the anti-virus software using the vendor's deployment methods.

    Bill

    • Proposed as answer by jrv Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bill_Stewart Thursday, February 6, 2014 9:00 PM
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:23 PM

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  • You cannot access a remote file through a remote connection.  You must first copy the file to the local machine.

    Be sure the software allows an unattended setup  Contact the vendor for instructions.

    Invoke-Command will only work remotely if PsRemoting is installed and configured.


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 1:18 PM
  • All corporate or enterprise anti-virus solutions have a way of distributing the client software to the computers on your network. Use that rather than trying to install individually to each computer.

    Bill

    • Proposed as answer by jrv Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:51 PM
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:32 PM
  • Thanks

    Could you suggest a simple script which can give me a idea.

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:45 PM
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    Could you suggest a simple script which can give me a idea.


    Have you checked with the vendor for their supported deployment methods?

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    Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:46 PM
  • Could you suggest a simple script which can give me a idea.

    The whole point is not to use a script at all. Deploy the anti-virus software using the vendor's deployment methods.

    Bill

    • Proposed as answer by jrv Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bill_Stewart Thursday, February 6, 2014 9:00 PM
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:23 PM
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    Monday, December 16, 2013 6:03 PM
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    Monday, December 16, 2013 6:03 PM