Does anyone out there know any good software for automating installs? I have an application I need to install on about 200 machines and that is very time consuming and will take away valuable time from my other duties.
The application requires 1) installing 2) configuring the tool with some basic information such a server address and such in about 3 menus 3) Running the update tool.
The last time I did something like this was when Office 2007 came out and people who still had 2003 needed the compatibility patch to be able to read 2007 files. I simply made a text files with the PC names of all our PCs, then ran psexec (from the pstools suite) and had it go down the list, download the small file from out network location, and then install passively. All the user had to do in the end was hit "ok" when it finished. That saved me from having to install this about 400 times and I was very pleased.
We have an application called MS System Center or some such but I have no experience with it and am not sure it can do what I need. I am going to research that later.
I've found a couple of tools that let me 'record' installs much like photoshop records actions, and that would be ideal, except none of them seem to be able to record my steps after the install.
Any ideas folks?
Thanks so much.