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possible to distribute powershell as msi-installer in windowsdomains?

  1. #1


    Andreas Guest

    possible to distribute powershell as msi-installer in windowsdomains?

    hi all,

    i have two questions concering powershell as a tool for remote
    management / network scripting.
    currently we use vbs for logon- and logoff-script and other
    administration tasks.

    a) does powershell have to be installed on all clients, if i want to
    use it for remote management?
    b) how can i deploy powershell to all clients in a network?
    <a href="http://blogs.escde.net/sascha/archive/
    2007/02/28/63.aspx">this german blog-article</a> points out, that you
    can not use an msi-package for group policy deployment.
    are there other ways? is it still too early to use powershell for
    these kind of tasks?

    andreas

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  2. #2


    Marco Shaw [MVP] Guest

    Re: possible to distribute powershell as msi-installer in windowsdomains?

    > a) does powershell have to be installed on all clients, if i want to

    > use it for remote management?
    It depends on what kind of remote management you're looking at doing.
    You don't have to install PowerShell on the remote system to use WMI or
    ADSI, for example. You can also use winrm for remoting. You might have
    to be more specific.

    > b) how can i deploy powershell to all clients in a network?
    > <a href="http://blogs.escde.net/sascha/archive/
    > 2007/02/28/63.aspx">this german blog-article</a> points out, that you
    > can not use an msi-package for group policy deployment.
    > are there other ways? is it still too early to use powershell for
    > these kind of tasks?
    For example, apparently this tool can also deploy PowerShell:
    http://www.specopssoft.com/powershell/

    I'm not sure if it is a limitation of their enterprise version (they
    have a free version and one you must pay for).

    Marco


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  3. #3


    Brandon Shell [MVP] Guest

    Re: possible to distribute powershell as msi-installer in windows domains?

    a) No, You can manage from a central location.
    b) I recommend SpecOps Software for this. http://www.specopssoft.com

    "Andreas" <kap.tulation@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:c28ece9f-0a47-4622-9e40-b25b02b7aad7@xxxxxx

    > hi all,
    >
    > i have two questions concering powershell as a tool for remote
    > management / network scripting.
    > currently we use vbs for logon- and logoff-script and other
    > administration tasks.
    >
    > a) does powershell have to be installed on all clients, if i want to
    > use it for remote management?
    > b) how can i deploy powershell to all clients in a network?
    > <a href="http://blogs.escde.net/sascha/archive/
    > 2007/02/28/63.aspx">this german blog-article</a> points out, that you
    > can not use an msi-package for group policy deployment.
    > are there other ways? is it still too early to use powershell for
    > these kind of tasks?
    >
    > andreas

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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