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Ploks0

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I would like to ask you something that I can't get it from Google.

If in a company we have 50 windows computers, and I want to install a program, let's say TEAM Viewer, winrar, or Firefox, how can I do this by only using one computer to install it to all of them ?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop

MGhee

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I would like to ask you something that I can't get it from Google.

If in a company we have 50 windows computers, and I want to install a program, let's say TEAM Viewer, winrar, or Firefox, how can I do this by only using one computer to install it to all of them ?
50 Windows computers = 50 Client(s)
Using one computer = Server(s) to manage (deploy images, apps, web pages, etc) to the Client(s)

This sounds like the job of an experienced tech, someone with network experience... assuming the person who put in place the existing 50 computers can't handle the task. The feasibility of the project will be determined by how similiar or dissimiliar the 50 clients are one from another, each locations specific needs.

50 differing systems that operate independantly is a management & secuity nightmare, definitely if every client can access the internet.

It would be nice to have 50 identical systems (hardware, software, etc) - one image, all with the same credentials & policies - not likely though. You see, this is why companies have someone like Dell or HP build identical systems per a departments needs... the billing department has 5 identical systems all with the same hardware and software - all known to work, so you manage one OS image that can update said department over the weekend... including any hardware failures.

If it was me I would try to turn 50 clients into maybe 5 systems of 10 clients per department... hopefully you get the point.

I'm sure someone within the forum with the experience can clean up my chicken scratch answer and make it a bit clearer for you, but this is my take.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW (4 Mbps)

Ploks0

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Computers are running windows 10 and are in the same network yes as me.
Can I do this by using AD ? WHAT YOU THINK ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop

MGhee

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Member
Computers are running windows 10 and are in the same network yes as me.
Can I do this by using AD ? WHAT YOU THINK ?
I suppose, if you are making use of a software library and have setup deployment rules.

If AD is the method you have chosen to manage the 50 systems in your workplace I would suggest you bone-up on AD, a good start is with MS Docs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW (4 Mbps)

Ploks0

New Member
I suppose, if you are making use of a software library and have setup deployment rules.

If AD is the method you have chosen to manage the 50 systems in your workplace I would suggest you bone-up on AD, a good start is with MS Docs.
So which software you recommend me ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop

MGhee

Member
Member
So which software you recommend me ?
I can't answer that question for you, I'm not a specialist. I would suggest you discuss your company's needs and goals with whoever makes such decisions and can emplement said system. This isn't a simple decision as to which graphics card should I purchase. The management of 50 computers is a big decision, including how much money do you lose for each day a system is down, what about a whole department. What do the employees do while their computers are down? What about your customers/clients - how will they react if you can't perform for them because your tools are broken.

My goodness, recently Scripps Health had a ransomware issue that took out the system-wide healthcare operation... I kid you not, it literally almost brought the system to a stand-still, the employees didn't know how to function without their computers, they had problems making appointments, communicating with patients. point being, if you emplement an inefficient problematic approach that costs your company time, money, and reputation - do you want that on your head?

It looks to me you need to put a serious plan together... with needs, objectives, deadlines, time frames, budgets, etc. I would suggest you seek the help of an outside specialist if you don't have anyone in-house.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW (4 Mbps)

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