[Fusioninventory-user] Incremental Software Deployment and Version Control

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 20:51:12 UTC 2011

On 13/08/2011 18:00, Alec Taylor wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion, I will use either that or [more likely]
> OCSInventory-ng.
opsi, ocsinventory or fusioninventory are mostly tools for payload 
transfering between machines. To handle software management, you also 
need a packaging system, which means .msi packages, rather than 
interactive installation wizard (.exe). Otherwise, you'll have to handle 
the logic of installation/uninstallation/upgrade manually for each of 
your software in a custom vbs (or any other script language) wrapper, 
which is painful and cumbersome.

And once you have .msi packages, you may as well use AD GPO for 
deployment, which offer all the grouping you need. The only advantages 
of previous tools are better bandwidth usage if you have network limits, 
and more options for installation time (GPO only allows for installation 
at boot and logon time).
BOFH excuse #85:

Windows 95 undocumented "feature"

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