[Samba] Re: distribute/deploy software to clients
mangoo at interia.pl
Sun Nov 7 21:19:38 GMT 2004
Michael Lueck wrote:
>> See your competition's demo - unattended -
>> http://www.technikz.de/down/howto.mpeg - to get an idea how it works.
> Big deal... "silent installs" have been around for more than 10 years.
> If they are so great then why do fat clients still stink in general
> today? How does a silent install fix the fact that someone deleted
> program.exe, or a virus corrupted it, or someone copied notepad.exe over
> top of program.exe and so forth.
I'm not telling they are great or anything (end-user can have hard times
getting it started) - all I told is that it's one of two *free* tools
If user has no administrative rights, he/she can't simply
delete/overwrite a program anyway.
> Leave the PC on 24x7 and allow the ESD to wake up at night an run.
> Thanks to "green" technology it won't suck to much power all night.
> Otherwise ESD should catch up at next power on, not when the user
> actually finally logs in. (NT Service, catches up at next power-on)
Yeah, that's one solution, but I'm too afraid few people do it.
Besides, Windows tends to run better more often it's rebooted :)
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