[Fusioninventory-user] Incremental Software Deployment and Version Control
guillomovitch at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 20:51:12 UTC 2011
On 13/08/2011 18:00, Alec Taylor wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion, I will use either that or [more likely]
opsi, ocsinventory or fusioninventory are mostly tools for payload
transfering between machines. To handle software management, you also
need a packaging system, which means .msi packages, rather than
interactive installation wizard (.exe). Otherwise, you'll have to handle
the logic of installation/uninstallation/upgrade manually for each of
your software in a custom vbs (or any other script language) wrapper,
which is painful and cumbersome.
And once you have .msi packages, you may as well use AD GPO for
deployment, which offer all the grouping you need. The only advantages
of previous tools are better bandwidth usage if you have network limits,
and more options for installation time (GPO only allows for installation
at boot and logon time).
BOFH excuse #85:
Windows 95 undocumented "feature"
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