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Silently Deploy Read & Write 12 via SCCM
Read & Write 12 is an accessibility software we have licensed here at the University. I recently had to create a deployment for version 12 (we have version 11 deployed right now), and I thought I would post the script here in case it helps anyone, including...
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WQL Query to Find Duplicate Users in ConfigMgr
Recently it was
brought to my attention that a user had multiple user objects in Configmgr.
After investigating I found we had 20,685 duplicate users objects! These were
caused by a problem with our old identity management system. We had some
instances in t...
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Silently Deploy IBM SPSS 23
Deploying SPSS 23 is much like deploying SPSS 22 . There is one notable difference I have found in regards to deploying using the AUTHCODE parameter. There appears to be a bug in the MSI that when the AUTHCODE parameter is used, the  spssprod.inf configurat...
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Allowing Non Server Admins to Build Pharos Printing Packages
In our environment, our application administrators are not always the same people as our server administrators. This led to a problem with Pharos , a product we use for our pay for print system. To build or rebuild a package of printers in Pharos, the user ...
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Script Update FMAPlus 3
During our FMAPlus 3 deployments, we noticed that the shortcut was not being removed from the desktops in all cases. After examining my old script I figured out what was happening. The script was installing FMAPlus by calling the executable like so .\fma300...
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Deploy HEC-RAS 4.1.0 with ConfigMgr
The install of HEC-RAS is very similar to the HEC-SSP install. It is again a simple example of using active setup to take care of a first run prompts that appears for each user. The computer labs where we deploy this software are in part managed by Faronics...
Deploy HEC-RAS 4.1.0 with ConfigMgr
Deploy HEC-RAS 4.1.0 with ConfigMgr
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Deploy Orwell Dev-C++ 5.6.2 with ConfigMgr
The Orwell Dev-C++ 5.11 application deployment is a straight forward install, it looks like they made it easier since the last version I checked out, 5.6.2. The ProgramFiles(x86)\Dev-Cpp\MinGW64 folder is now created during install instead of during first r...
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Deploy HEC-SSP 2.0 with ConfigMgr
The install of HEC-SSP 2.0  is a simple example of using active setup to take care of a first run prompt that appears for each user. The computer labs where we deploy this software are in part managed by Faronics Deep Freeze, which reverts the computer to i...
Deploy HEC-SSP 2.0 with ConfigMgr
Deploy HEC-SSP 2.0 with ConfigMgr
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Deploy SciLab 5.5.2
The SciLab x64 application deployment is fairly straight forward with the exception that it does not remove old versions when installing a new version. To complicate matters, the uninstall is done by calling an executable called unins000.exe in the Scilab-x...
Deploy SciLab 5.5.2
Deploy SciLab 5.5.2
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Deploy Java 1.8 with MSI Enterprise Installers and PowerShell
*Note: As of version 8u40 there still appears to be a bug with the MSI installers which causes the install to fail if parameters are used when the system account installs the application. I have modified my installation to account for this. With the introdu...
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