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Automatically deploy settings, software and files

Details: Hi all, I work for an epos company and the hardware we receive already has windows 10 pro preinstalled. Currently, we manually provision the hardware which includes installing our pos software, adding a folder to documents, changing the desktop background, changing multiple privacy settings and changing group policy’s & local security policies.

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How do I view a Windows system32/config/system file

Details: The files in the folder you referenced (which on a Win 7/8 machine is a protected location and nobody should be messing with anyway) are not human readable. They are machine readable files and look like gibberish if you open them in Notepad for example. So the DRIVERS file (with no extension), looks like this:

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[SOLVED] Software to check for file copying

Details: The File Auditing feature keeps track of the file activities, and it records which user was trying to attempt to move (copy) certain files into certain locations. It has Digital Rights Management feature which it prevents users from copying, printing, screen capturing, and network transferring their company’s sensitive data.

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60+ Free SysAdmin tools: Free IT software for business in

Details: Free File Utilities 7zip — file compression software that's free and open source and can be used on any computer in a commercial organization (). FreeFileSync — a GUI-based, rule-based file syncing tool that can help you perform complex sync operations. The tool is open-source and works on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X folders. (WinDirStat — free software that provides disk usage

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[SOLVED] How to open a .drw file

Details: Hi Everyone, We have a user who needs to work on some files with the extension ".drw" no software installed on the machine will open these, including: paint, Photoshop, Microsoft word, internet explorer, notepad, windows photo viewer and others.

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Using WMIC to Retrieve a List of All Installed Programs

Details: To save the wmic output to a file: ---- wmic /output:"C:\software.txt" product get Name, Version. Poblano. Hartmania Jun 14, 2017 at 02:23pm Thanks for the info. You are missing the leading forward slash before user: runas /user:[email protected] cmd. Serrano. antoniosalieri Jan 25, 2018 at 04:06pm

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How to Set Default Programs for All Users Windows 10

Details: -Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer\Set a default associations configuration file. Sorry! I am definitely on a domain. My machines are windows 10, but from what I've read the default associations config file only works when the user logs in for the first time. Am I ready something wrong?

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Create Self-Extracting Executable File in 7-Zip

Details: The downside to these files are they aren't .zip they are .exe files. This means that you can't email them and some customer's systems won't be able to run them due to how their systems are configured. So if you plan on making one you need to know how you are going to get it to its destination and if the destination can run the file.

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[SOLVED] Alternative to Microsoft Outlook, with .pst

Details: Dear All, can you please guide me to a tool which is the best alternative to Microsoft outlook, and supports .pst files, as I want to implement it in my environment, where i have some staff having old .pst files, I am looking for a freeware, any help will be highly appreciated.

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SCCM list of all application installed

Details: What I have been using is the SCCM report Software 02E - installed software on a specific computer. But I have to run the report on each PC, so it is very time consuming. I was hoping to find a report that I could point to a collection and have a report created for every PC in the collection.

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how to write a batch command to fully uninstall a program

Details: Our software can uninstall Windows services on multiple workstations at once without using any batch files or PowerShell. uninstall windows service Edited Nov 23, 2018 at 04:40 UTC

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Batch file to install two MSI files

Details: Edit 1: So, if I run the msi file directly from the psexec cmd window running as "system" the software installs BUT the msiexec application doesn't ever terminate. It doesn't look like this is an issue with the silent install but with the msi installer itself. This happens with two different installers from the same software company.

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[SOLVED] Network File Shares: Folder or File In Use

Details: Other than providing software to unlock the files to your users, I can only think of the users contacting your team to disconnect the user that has you locked down. Alternatively, SharePoint is a great option for users managing files in shares and …

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[SOLVED] GPO to block application for computer

Details: Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > File System - Add File Add the path to the exe or application as it would appear on the endpoints, then add and set the permissions for whatever groups / users you don't want to be able to run it …

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[SOLVED] Creating batch file to install and launch

Details: The first copying the files and the second running from the PC itself to speed up the process so that we can move onto the next PC quicker. Batch1 (will be running as admin to be able to make changes to program files): cd "c:\Program Files (x86)\" mkdir Putty mkdir TightVNC copy F:\putty.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Putty\putty.exe

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File Management Software Products & Reviews

Details: File Management Software product reviews by real users, verified by Spiceworks. Find product ratings, specs, and recommendations from IT pros based on professional experience.

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Script to install exe, on a network folder, as an admin

Details: Jason Hoth wrote: I am trying to find or write a script that I can have users run that will run an .exe file from a network folder. The trick is I have to run the .exe as an administrator as welland silently if possible.

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Clover file browser- Risky or not

Details: The software also exhibited behavior of "phone home" "telemetry" info gathering about the network, and the system running the software. He worked with the software provider to fix the problems he found and was met with friendly techs at first, but it quickly changed to the old "hold while i transfer you to the correct team" and then being

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How to Use Powershell to Get Installed Software Versions

Details: I'd like to be able to run a powershell script remotely to determine the software and version on a specific remote computer. If possible, I'd like to also be able to execute a powershell script with a list of computers and export the computername, installed software and software version to a .csv or .xls file.

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auto archive old files in a file server

Details: is there any software tool to detect the files accessed before certain date (YYYYMMDD) and archive them to a destination drive/folder? Server OS: server2012R2. There are many tools that can detect, but not many tools can archive or copy out with the folder structure.

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[SOLVED] Installed Software Check

Details: I like to query the PCs first by writing all the data to a temporary folder. (Pulling the information from the registry is the best and fastest way to do it.) Each PC or server gets its own CSV file. Then I can run queries on the data in the CSV files. Here's some of the code that I …

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[SOLVED] Free File Auditing Software

Details: Free File Auditing Software. by Rayray1234. This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. on Feb 22, 2017 at 13:27 UTC. Solved Windows Server. 10. Next: Hyper-V bare metal 2019 Server HA VM file server vs

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Best way to deploy computers (~100)

Details: Right now we are using SysPrep to get our PC's setup with a base setup and software installed, except registered software (AV, Remote support) and then imaging it in a shutdown sysprep state and then restarting and using a answer file to finish setup mostly automatically, though it could be …

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[SOLVED] Free Repackaging Tools

Details: FYI I was working on creating an installer package for our Cisco VPN Client and I ran across some sites that suggested using 7zip and an app called 7z sfx to create self-extracting installers.If the program you're trying to install has a silent install or you've created a MST file for the install, you can use 7zip and 7z sfx to package the installer and all associate files into a nice neat EXE

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File Archive Software Products & Reviews

Details: File Archive Software product reviews by real users, verified by Spiceworks. Find product ratings, specs, and recommendations from IT pros based on professional experience.

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[SOLVED] Tool for checking old files on a file server

Details: I would like to see how much data has actually been touched, but everything is probably going to have a file access time of less than a year because of the move and AV scans and such. Does anyone have a way of basically seeing the churn on a file server? Monitoring software I could run for a few weeks/months would be great.

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[SOLVED] Bat File Install with GPO

Details: So, I'm now successfully deploying my software via a bat file and Lansweeper after I got it working in PDQDeploy. It was basically choosing the 'command' option and I had to tweak the command line a bit. I'm a happy camper. Thanks again for the pointers. 1. This topic has been locked by an administrator and is no longer open for commenting.

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How to use Intune&Powershell to upload a file and copy it

Details: How do I use the Powershell script to copy a file that is being pushed by MS Intune to the desktop of target endpoint PCs?(we don't need to run the file, just copy to the deskto How to use Intune&Powershell to upload a file and copy it to desktop of endpoint - Microsoft Intune - Spiceworks

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[SOLVED] Truly free .OST to .PST converter

Details: Since we had the OST file still available on the previous workstation we ended up paying for OST to PST software and since then it helped us recover 2 additional user profiles on computers which had hard drive issues. If the data is important enough just pay for the software…

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[SOLVED] File Copy and Monitor Software

Details: File Copy and Monitor Software. by Jeff-J. This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. on Sep 21, 2020 at 12:18 UTC. Solved File Sharing General Software. 10. Next: Best practice to routinely copy 30-50 gb from

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How to install .exe with group policy

Details: Browse to the location where your software .msi file exists. Once you have located it, double click on the file or select it and then click on the Open button. Step 17: Select Assigned and click OK. Select Assigned and click OK. Step 18: Testing. Don't forget to start updating the group policy object. To do this, open a command prompt on the

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Batch script for .exe install

Details: Hi,I am trying to write a batch script to intall an .exe setup file. My scripting is not good, can anyone give me a helping hand or point me to a good source.Thanks Batch script for .exe install - Software Deployment & Patching - Spiceworks

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[SOLVED] How to give a single file "Read-Only" in a folder

Details: Putting the file in a network share with the appropriate permissions is right. Or using the office-native password to modify function and checking read-only recommended. If you lock it down by orphaning the ACL for that one file (horrible) or using denies (also horrible) there's no way the user who can't write to it can corrupt it.

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Thomson Reuters CS Software

Details: We have abandoned their Accounting and Payroll software (ACS) and moved to other options. Only keeping Ultra Tax (it's affordable for now, and also we don't have time to move client data yet). File Cabinet is a good product, except that it's also slow to open each client.

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[SOLVED] Startup Script Batch File GPO Not Running

Details: Hello, I am trying to perform something fairly simple for a select group of computer objects in a specified OU with my domain forest. It is an IF Not Exist for the program followed by the file server directory copy to the local C: drive when True followed by the software install of first an MSI package and lastly an executable file with the included setup wizard answers to automate it.

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[SOLVED] How do I install a program with login scripts

Details: How to deploy a software package using Group Policy. 1. Install or locate the software into a network share. The end result of the installation or location should be an .msi file …

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How to open .ost files by using Outlook

Details: 3. Go to the OST file, select and copy all the contents to be converted with your mouse. 4. Go back to the new PST file, then paste all the contents into the PST file. That will do the ost 2 pst conversion. You can also perform the conversion by exporting the contents of OST file to PST file by following the instructions at:

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[SOLVED] How to make a single SCCM device collection based

Details: How can I make a device collection based on on having any version of software below a certain number and then deploy the software to that collection to get everyone on the latest version without pushing the software to computers without the software already installed?

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[SOLVED] SCCM 2012 application install “Failed” in the

Details: The files are showing in C:\Windows\ccmcache, when you manual click on the .exe / .bat the software installs without a problem. This problem is on all three on the Win OS (win7, 8.1, 10) Now as for the Deployment I have tried with a bat file and also exe file, The User Experience is set to Install for the system. I set this deployment the same

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File Service Software

Details: File Service Software. by Alan-KNT. on Feb 9, 2021 at 22:34 UTC. Needs Answer File Sharing Microsoft Azure. 1. Next: Network Folder Path - Change displayed name. Get answers from your peers along with millions of IT pros who visit Spiceworks. Join Now. Please pardon if …

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How to install exe file through GPO

Details: 1. Create and share directory (Distrib). Copy the *.MSI file into this folder. 2. Open the Group Policy Management Console (gpedit.msc), right-click on the node of your domain and select Create and Link a GPO here in the context menu.

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What is the best standalone backup software for Server

Details: Vembu ImageBackup for physical window server protects entire disk and volumes including system data, files, folders and application of the configured machine. During system crash or disaster, IT admins can recover the individual files and application or the system using Bare-Metal recovery (BMR) with a minimal downtime.

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How to Silent Installation of Software on Windows Using

Details: Silent installation of software can be applied manually from the command line directly on the employee’s computer or by connecting remotely, using Group Policies, as well as using Configuration Manager. We will consider the deployment of programs using batch files …

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File and Folder Compare Software

Details: File and Folder Compare Software. by Curtis3363. This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. on Sep 29, 2020 at 16:51 UTC. General Software. 12. Next: UPS Worldship - transfer info to new

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[SOLVED] OST to PST tool

Details: You'll see the archive file appear in the left-side bar. Open the archive .PST file, select a folder and right-click on it, select Move File and then select a location in the newest file structure, which will be visible in the window that opens, and Outlook will move the folder from the old .PST file to the new .OST file.

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[SOLVED] Any Free Program to Automatically Shorten File

Details: I need some free software to rename all files in a folder to a certain length. Does such a program exist? Best Answer. Ghost Chili. OP. Tim7139. This person is a verified professional. Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. Mar 24, 2011 at 13:44 UTC. You can still set your system to save DOS 8.3 file names

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[SOLVED] EXE to MSI software

Details: An EXE calls the installation file, so if you have a generic piece of software with many MSI's, wrapped with an EXE. The EXE will call a different msi depending on whether it needs to be 32 or 64 bit or a different version of OS. etc etc

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