Push Install WPKG with Psexec
It is useful to first grab a list of all of the computers in your domain. This vb script will do so if you are using Active Directory (copy and past it into notepad and then save as getcomputers.vbs) Then execute it to generate a hosts.xml file.
Const ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE = 2 set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") set textstream = fs.CreateTextFile("hosts.xml", True) Set rootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE") domainContainer = rootDSE.Get("defaultNamingContext") Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command") objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject" objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider" Set objCOmmand.ActiveConnection = objConnection objCommand.CommandText = _ "Select Name, distinguishedName from 'LDAP://" & domainContainer & "' " _ & "Where objectClass='computer'" objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 1000 objCommand.Properties("Searchscope") = ADS_SCOPE_SUBTREE Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute objRecordSet.MoveFirst Do Until objRecordSet.EOF 'Wscript.Echo "Computer Name: " & objRecordSet.Fields("Name").Value 'Wscript.Echo "distinguishedName: " & objRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName").Value arrPath = Split(objRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName").Value, ",") strOU = "" for each a in arrPath if left(a,2) = "OU" Then strOU = "/" & right(a,len(a) - 3) & strOU End If Next 'Wscript.Echo "Path: " & StrOU textstream.WriteLine objRecordSet.Fields("Name").Value objRecordSet.MoveNext Loop textstream.close Wscript.Echo "Finished..."
Ok, so that will save a file called hosts.xml. Edit it to remove any computer names that you don't want to install WPKG on. Copy this file to your root c:\
Download PStools. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
To make it easy, install it to the root of your c:\ drive.
Download the WPKG Client http://www1.wpkg.org/files/client/stable/WPKG%20Client%201.2.1.msi
and copy it over to a remote share. Also, copy over your settings file to the same remote share.
When you are ready to install, execute this psexec command: (Replacing yourdomain, adminuser, yourpassword, and yourserver with your values)
c:\psexec -h -u yourdomain\adminuser -p yourpassword @hosts.xml -d msiexec /i "\\yourserver\wpkg\WPKG Client 1.2.1.msi" /qb SETTINGSFILE=\\yourserver\wpkg\settings.xml
This will then install WPKG on any of these clients that happen to be on at the time :)
Warning: The hosts.xml does not have the same format as the wpkg-hosts.xml ! In fact it is a plain txt file with a computer name on each line.