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dverrazano

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SMS Installer replacement? Friday, June 30, 2017 8:04 AM (permalink)
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SMS Installer had an amazing functionality that would let you take a snapshot of a clean host, spy a software installation and then snapshot delta again after install.  Then you could engineer file/folder/registry ACLs so that users of the app would not need local admin or power user rights to run or use it. 
 
Two questions:
 
First, does SMS Installer work like this on the latest operating systems (windows 8 and higher)?
 
Second, is there a replacement to SMS installer that has the same functionality as I listed above?? 
 
Thank you all!
 
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    rodtrent

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    Re:SMS Installer replacement? Friday, June 30, 2017 10:08 AM (permalink)
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    SMS Installer does, indeed, still work. I still go back mess around with it for simple things.
     
    I've really not found a replacement for it -- but I've spent less time looking these days and have moved on to PowerShell for quick things and dev for more robust needs.
    Rod Trent 
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      Re:SMS Installer replacement? Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:53 AM (permalink)
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      Thanks for the response Rod.  
      I haven't taken a look yet myself (my lab is disassembled while I'm moving to a new home) but I wonder if you (any of you) have heard of and/or kicked the tires on something called AppDeploy Repackager from Dell/KACE??  I don't think I have enough of a score here to post a URL but it looks like its called itninja now??  the site is itninja dot com.
       
      If nobody else already knows about it, as soon as I'm settled at the new place I will load it up and see whats what.  I will post back here later unless you beat me to it.
       
      Thanks again and have a great weekend.
       
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