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EXE to MSI – How to deploy an exe based installer in a Microsoft world

The auto-execution of .exe files can be problematic, given increasing incidents of Internet crime and cyber-terrorism.  One solution is to pre-package installers and executables so that they may be recognized by system security controls. Within the Microsoft Windows environment, the use of automated installer scripts offer several alternatives.  Microsoft uses installer file extensions to distinguish … Continue reading EXE to MSI – How to deploy an exe based installer in a Microsoft world

Tips for Using Local Group Policy in your Windows Pre Deployment Image Windows 7 & 8

Windows automated installation tools afford the opportunity to customize the Windows 7 (and Windows 8) image files prior to deployment.   Building and capturing a reference computer image affords the opportunity to deploy an image that not only meets customer needs, but also enables premeditated feature deployment and security decisions.  Both feature control and security are … Continue reading Tips for Using Local Group Policy in your Windows Pre Deployment Image Windows 7 & 8