MiquelVidal Super Contributor.
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Deploy End User Software with OO

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Dear Experts, 

Customer is asking if they can use OO for end user deployment software. For example deploy Skype or Windows Word.

Do you know if is possible?

We see that software deployment is one the the flag's in HPE OO web page, but I have the feeling is more related to deploying production app's than end user software. Could be?

 

Regards, Miquel

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Re: Deploy End User Software with OO

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Hi Miguel,

Your steps are correct and the user does not have to be logged in to that workstation in order for this to work, however if the application you are installing does not support a type of install that creates shortcuts for all users, then in order for him to have the correct shortcuts and associations you will need to connect through wmi as the user for which you are installing the software.

Regards,

Vlad

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Hi Miguel,

There are multiple ways through which OO can be used to deploy software on servers:

- any installer that has silent installation parameters can be installed directly through OO using remote command executions. (for example for word this is how you install it silently: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd630736.aspx)

- OO can also be used to trigger installs through other 3rd party software management solutions (either directly through http client/remote command  made to the software management solution) or through integration with the solution (ex Citrix XenApp)

Basically there are multiple ways to do it, but it is possible to use OO to deploy software on targeted hosts.

Regards,

Vlad

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Re: Deploy End User Software with OO

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So as Vlad indicated, you can drive it in Windows with a silent installer command, or 3rd party utility.  HPE has Server Automation for most of the commercial platforms.  Likewise, in both Windows and *NIX spaces, you can script it outright depending on what it is you need to do.

Just because you can, doesnt always mean you should.

--Ron

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Re: Deploy End User Software with OO

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Thanks both for you answers.

Then I should make an scenario who:

a) download package from somewhere to target workstation

b) connect by wmi to that workstation and run the installer in silent mode.

 

Do you know if this can be done without user logged in?

 

Thanks, Miquel

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Re: Deploy End User Software with OO

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Hi Miguel,

Your steps are correct and the user does not have to be logged in to that workstation in order for this to work, however if the application you are installing does not support a type of install that creates shortcuts for all users, then in order for him to have the correct shortcuts and associations you will need to connect through wmi as the user for which you are installing the software.

Regards,

Vlad

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Thanks a lot 😄

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lrevnic Absent Member.
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Re: Deploy End User Software with OO

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Hello,

You can deploy applications with OO. The challenge is, after you start implementing something more complex such as continous integration and deployment systems you need more features such as test automation framework integrations, build system hooks, devops pipelines or topology designs.

Some of these capabilitiues exists in OO some others are provided by other HPE software called Codar

So, it depends on your needs and what you are looking to implement with OO. If you can provide more details we'll be able to direct you to the capabilities and product that provides most value for you.

Best regards,

Lucian

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