SOLVED: How to Deploy Software Using System Center Configuration Manager

Below is a the quick version of how to push software packages based on MSI’s, including any Transforms (.MST’s) using System Center Configuration Manager Before we get started I you should understand that the difference between an APPLICATION and a PACKAGE in SCCM is Packages are 2007 logic that you should stop using.  If you want to dig into this further, see our page on Applications vs Packages. To deploy software using SCCM High Level: In…

How to Deploy The Current Version of Adobe Flash using Group Policy in Active Directory

This one is easy: Download the correct version of  flash from Adobes offline flash installer site http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html Copy the .MSI to a location on the network which all PC’s can see Start GROUP POLICY MANAGMENT CONSOLE and right click on the appropriate OU (or the domain root) and select CREATE A GPO IN THIS DOMAIN AND LINK IT HERE Drill into COMPUTER CONFIGURATION, POLICIES, SOFTWARE SETTINGS right click on SOFTWARE INSTALLATION and select NEW PACKAGE point…

How To Deploy Oracle/Sun Java Silently In a Corporate Environment with Group Policy in Active Directory OR Using a Script

After watching THIS video explaining that in 2010, Java was the most exploited product, I decided we need to update our Java to the current version. We came up with two ways to deploy Java; one through a group policy (GP) in Active Directory (AD), two, through a script with minimal user interaction. PREWORK: Download the current OFFLINE version of Java from Oracle/SUN Run the Installer but don’t click anything (i.e. just start it so that…

Sharepoint 2010 Free (and Useful or Fun) WebParts and How To Install Them

Background: I am a Sharepoint 2010 novice but I have spent considerable time banging through 2010 in recent days and below is information I will need in the future to perform installs at other client sites.  Perhaps you will be interested in some of this.  If you want more of my tips and tricks just type SHAREPOINT in the search, you will find a 3 or 4 more posts from today. NOTE: All of these work…