Month: November 2013

Microsoft Group Policy Object – Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729)

I am currently in the process of automating the desktop deployment for my current employer. As a solution I am using Microsoft Group Policy Object (GPO) to map the network drives for the users. To date, most of my experience has been testing GPOs with Microsoft Windows 7 but today I was testing a GPO…


Automation – Silent Installation of Applications

Automating application installations is a great way to cut down on the deployment time of workstations for your end users. Having completed a domain/operating system migration in the past I can attest to the benefits of an automated deployment. Below you will find a list of applications and their silent installation parameters: 7-Zip: msiexec.exe /i…


Automation – Adobe Flash Player 11.x Silent Installation

If you interested in deploying Adobe Flash Player 11 silently you may download the MSI from the Adobe Flash Player Distribution website. Additionally, the command below may be used to install application silently. msiexec.exe /i “install_flash_player_11_active_x.msi” /qn /norestart Enjoy!


Adobe Customization Wizard XI – Install Adobe Reader XI

You may use the following method to install Adobe Reader XI silently and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA): msiexec.exe /i AcroRead.msi EULA_ACCEPT=YES /qn Additionally, you may use the Adobe Customization Wizard XI to customize the installation of Adobe Reader XI. Please keep in mind that the Adobe Customization Wizard must match the version of…


Microsoft Office Customization Tool – Suppress Reboot

I was troubleshooting a Dirty Environment Found error while Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 was installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. The error was caused because Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 was rebooting the desktop after its installation and the reboot was disrupting the MDT task sequence. I was using the Office Customization Tool for the…


Microsoft Office 2010 – Office Customization Tool

If you ever find yourself performing a large scale deployment of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 you may use the Office Customization Tool to customize the deployment.For instance, you may specify the product key to use as well as perform a silent installation. I found this Utility Spotlight article very helpful. Enjoy!