How to Automate default programs to client PC connected to a sbs2008

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by William Kutandikila, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Here is Ms 2008 SBS, and I want when a client/user computer connect to server for a first time(Time when added to the domain) to be able to automatically sync and install all default programs that set as important for every employee.

    Because installing the same program on each PC is annoying.

    Is it possible?
    William Kutandikila, Mar 26, 2013
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. yes, it's possible. Covered in my SBS 2008 book, still available from
    Amazon, et al. Basically, you need to use group policy and .MSI files in
    2008 because the earlier kludge from 2003 is gone. (And not particularly
    missed, I might add, since it was quirky at best.)

    Beyond that, it's not a bad idea to use something like MDT
    (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/solutionaccelerators/dd407791.aspx) to
    create an image and build your new client computers consistently.

    Finally, an even easier way is to use a Remote Desktop Session Host
    (Terminal Server) and deploy your apps as RemoteApps. That's how I do it
    here.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://blogs.msmvps.com/russel


    "William Kutandikila" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Here is Ms 2008 SBS, and I want when a client/user computer connect to
    > server for a first time(Time when added to the domain) to be able to
    > automatically sync and install all default programs that set as important
    > for every employee.
    >
    > Because installing the same program on each PC is annoying.
    >
    > Is it possible?
    Charlie Russel-MVP, Apr 17, 2013
    #2
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Rick Bywater

    What are the default Vista programs in "Media Center Programs"?

    Rick Bywater, Mar 4, 2007, in forum: Windows Vista File Management
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    349
    Rick Bywater
    Mar 4, 2007
  2. Johnny

    Automate client switch to new email server

    Johnny, Jun 18, 2007, in forum: Windows Small Business Server
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    174
    Henry Craven {SBS-MVP}
    Jun 18, 2007
  3. Tim H
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    335
    Tim H
    Apr 27, 2010
  4. EnderWiggins

    SBS2008 Backup fails - unknown error (0x800423f4) on sbs2008

    EnderWiggins, Apr 28, 2010, in forum: Windows Small Business Server
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    988
    Simon Thomson
    May 6, 2010
  5. Cary Shultz

    SBS2008 Premium - not installing MS SQL on the SBS2008 box

    Cary Shultz, May 3, 2010, in forum: Windows Small Business Server
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    285
    Cary Shultz
    May 3, 2010
Loading...

Share This Page