Install/Uninstall software remotely

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    by INFOSDEA on
    Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:04 am


    A great feature would be the possibility to install/uninstall software remotely !

     

    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by bryan on
    Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:25 am

     

    I agree, this would be a cool feature, and we have actually talked about adding this functionality into the software. I just cannot make any promises when or if this feature can be added.

     

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer
    DameWare Development, LLC.
    http://www.dameware.com


    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by odin568 on
    Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:41 am

     

    yes this would be cool!
    would it also be possible to search in all added clients of dameware favorite-list for a softwareand uninstall it automaticly - like google earth, toolbar, ......
    this would save us much time at work

     

    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by groupesm on
    Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:21 pm

     

    this would indeed rock

       
    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by Marty on
    Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:09 pm

     

    Duly noted!
    Thanks for the input.

     

    Marty Bonvillain
    Support Staff
    DameWare Development, LLC.
    http://www.dameware.com


    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by creative on
    Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:31 pm

     

    good idea


    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by mmenzie on
    Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:31 am

     

    hello all. i have been a faithful user of Dameware for years and i love it. i see this thread has not been updated in over a year. i would like to revive this thread and also request that this be added as a feature. i as i type this am searching for a way to uninstall a program from a users computerremotely and silently. i use dameware for everything else i think i should be able to use it for that too... but alas... we can't.

    Please oh please, mighty dameware developers.... please add this funtionality!!!! and if anyone out there has a suggestion on what i can do while i wait for dameware dev's to
    do this to do what i am requesting now.... please let me know.

    Thanks
    Mike

     

    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by dane on
    Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:59 am

     

    Having the a ability to remotely install and uninstall software would be a definite plus for Dameware NT. In fact, as a new user of Dameware NT, I was suprised to find that this function was not included in the suite of tools that the program offers.

    Right now, I have to use a freeware program (ManagePC) to remotly install/uninstall.

     


    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely
    by j0shu4 on
    Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:40 pm

     


    Actually, from what I've seen in my very limited playing around with the demo, it does have that ability through System Tools. Basically it boils down to using psexec in a custom made script, which is called from the System Tools menu. We use Hyena where I work (which does this in the same manner), but we're looking into purchasing NTU. This was one of our key
    requirements and it can do it. Now doing this on multiple machines at once, instead of one by one, I'm not sure if it can do that. I haven't found a way to run a System Tool against multiple PC's yet.

     


    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely
    by mmenzie on
    Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:51 pm


    well there are people (myself included) that do not know how to write custom scripts like you mentioned. so having a tool that can do that without needing that knowledge is what i think i am asking for here.

     

    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely
    by mro on
    Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:30 am

     

    I'd suggest that DameWare implement the feature to select multiple machines and run System Tools script against them in a future version of DNTU and above from that add a section to the website (or forum) where users can share their System Tools scripts.

     

    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely


    by j0shu4 on
    Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:40 am

     

    @ mmenzie:

    I realize that. What I was doing was pointing out that there is a way before it is implemented. Considering the age of this thread, it's been a while and I was wanting to help. The scripts that I mentioned are bat scripts, which is pretty easy to learn. Let me give you an example of how to install Firefox...

    CODE: SELECT ALL


    Cd Cd Windows\System32

    psexec \\%1 -u username -p password -c -s -f
    \\server_name\share_name\FirefoxSetup3.6.12.exe -ms


    There's only 3 lines in this code. The 4th line is wrapped and should only have a space between -f and \\.

    All you need to do is have psexec copied into your c:\windows\system32 folder. The hardest part about this is learning what switch (-ms in this case) allows for a silent install. It changes with each exe/msi.

     


    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by j0shu4 on
    Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:43 am

     

    mro wrote:I'd suggest that DameWare implement the feature to select multiple machines and run System Tools script against them in a future version of DNTU and above from that add a section to the website (or forum) where users can share their System Tools scripts.

    That would be an awesome idea. One thing you mentioned mro, and something that I'm trying to figure out... Can you not run system tool scripts against multiple machines? I've been trying to figure this out and can't seem to get it to work.

     

    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely
    by mro on
    Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:46 am

     

    j0shu4 wrote:That would be an awesome idea. One thing you mentioned mro, and something that I'm trying to figure out... Can you not run system tool scripts against multiple machines? I've been
    trying to figure this out and can't seem to get it to work.

    Currently this doesn't work. I think DameWare has to modify DNTU in two ways:
    - support multiple selection in the browser pane and
    - store each selected computer in an array (for support of the %MACHINE%variable)

    Hopefully this can be implemented easily or is already implemented in the next version of DNTU...

    Regarding my suggestion to share different System Tools scripts I'd like to know what the mods think about that. Awaiting your kind reply!


    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by mmenzie on
    Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:25 am

    mro wrote:


    j0shu4 wrote:Regarding my suggestion to share different System Tools scripts I'd like to know what the mods think about that. Awaiting your kind reply!

    i think that is an excellent idea and should be implemented on the forms!!!! great idea!!

     

    Re: Install/Uninstall software remotely

    by Hormel on
    Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:15 pm

     

    Agreed awesome idea!