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Pharos Beacon Deployment through Active Directory

Question asked by Ricky Johnson on Apr 29, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2015 by Paul LaFollette

Beacon Users:

 

Does anyone have a recommended way of deploying Beacon to Windows machines through Active Directory?  We don't have a software deployment solution for our campus, so this is our only mass-deployment option.

 

I've experimented using a GPP and setting in an Immediate Task, but it is kind of cumbersome.  I've thought about doing the registry RunOnce application (since the Pharos Beacon Deployment folder is on a share that everyone has access to), but I don't have experience in doing the registry changes through AD policy.

 

Any other thoughts?  Does anyone have recommended ways of encapsulating the executable into silent *.msi file?  That would be ideal for software deployment through and AD GPO.

 

-Ricky Johnson

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