DS7.1 Scripted software deployment.
I have a batch file that deploys software, basically it just copies some files from our build server to the respective desktops.
I normally just quick run a script job against a list of computer names and the software is either delivered or fails.
Normally the scrip job only works on about 80% of the 40 computers this is delivered to.
i get the error:
|Start time:||14/05/2013 09:34:24|
|End time:||14/05/2013 09:34:36|
|Total run time:||11 seconds|
The code that I use is similar to below. It's just copy/delete commands
if not exist "C:\WINDOWS\system32\PD_48x48.ICO" copy "\\builserver\share\Software\Shortcuts\icon_48x48.ICO" "C:\WINDOWS\system32"
if not exist "C:\Program Files\DataMan" md "C:\Program Files\DataMan"
if exist "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\shortcut.lnk" del "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\shortcut.lnk"
if exist "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\shortcut.lnk" del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\shortcut.lnk"
if exist "C:\Program Files\DataMan\Software" rmdir "C:\Program Files\DataMan\Software" /S /Q
xcopy /E /R /Y /i "\\buildserver\Share\Software" "C:\Program Files\DataMan\software"
copy "\\buildserver\Share\software\Shortcuts\shortcut.lnk" "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"
My question is if a scripted quick delivery task is the best way to deploy this software? I have quereies regarding remote users that have laptops or who are never at our main site that need this as soon as its available.
Also which is the best way to maintain a list of users to deploy this to.
Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks in advance.