In computer terminology “deployment” often refers to the installation of software, usually in a an automated fashion. Posts tagged “deployment” are related to the automated installation of sofware using scripting and other solutions.

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Check if a Program Is Installed Using PowerShell 3

$cwd = Split-Path $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $location = "$cwd\Visual C++ Runtime\2010" # Create Folder Structure Write-Debug "Creating Folder Structure..." # Check if path exists if( ( Test-Path "$location" -PathType Container ) -ne $true ) { # It doesn't exist, so create it. $created = New-Item "$location" -ItemType Directory # If creation failed, we can't continue if( $created -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Cannot create folder $location." return $created } } Set-Location "$location" # Download files $source_x86 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe" $dest_x86 = "$location\vcredist_x86.exe" $source_x64 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/3224B87F-CFA0-4E70-BDA3-3DE650EFEBA5/vcredist_x64.exe" $dest_x64 = "$location\vcredist_x64.exe" Write-Debug "Downloading Redistributable Packages..." try { $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient # If x86 package hasn't been downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x86 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloadloading x86 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x86, $dest_x86) } else { Write-Debug "x86 already downloaded, skipping..." } # It x64 package isn't already downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x64 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloading x64 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x64, $dest_x64) } else { Write-Debug "x64 package already downloaded, skipping..." } } catch [Exception] { # Bad things happened while downloading. Write-Debug $_.Exception.Message return $_.Exception.Message } Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package..." # Extract the x86 package to it's own directory. $ext_x86 = "$location\x86" if( (Test-Path $ext_x86 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package to $ext_x86..." $ext_x86_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x86" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x86`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x86_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x86 package. Error code $ext_x86_ec" return $ext_x86_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x86 already exists, skipping x86 extraction." } # Extract the x64 package to it's own directory. $ext_x64 = "$location\x64" if( (Test-Path $ext_x64 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x64 package to $ext_x64..." $ext_x64_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x64" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x64`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x64_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x64 package. Error code $ext_x64_ec" return $ext_x64_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x64 already exists, skipping x64 extraction." } Write-Debug "Creating unattended install script..." $uanttend_script = "$location\unattend.ps1" if( (Test-Path $script -PathType Leaf) -ne $true ) { # Create File New-Item $uanttend_script -ItemType file | Out-Null Write-Output "`$cwd = Split-Path `$script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x86\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x64\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;" | Out-File $uanttend_script } else { Write-Debug "Unattended install script $uanttend_script already exists. Skipping." }

First Impressions of Windows Deployment Service

$cwd = Split-Path $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $location = "$cwd\Visual C++ Runtime\2010" # Create Folder Structure Write-Debug "Creating Folder Structure..." # Check if path exists if( ( Test-Path "$location" -PathType Container ) -ne $true ) { # It doesn't exist, so create it. $created = New-Item "$location" -ItemType Directory # If creation failed, we can't continue if( $created -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Cannot create folder $location." return $created } } Set-Location "$location" # Download files $source_x86 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe" $dest_x86 = "$location\vcredist_x86.exe" $source_x64 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/3224B87F-CFA0-4E70-BDA3-3DE650EFEBA5/vcredist_x64.exe" $dest_x64 = "$location\vcredist_x64.exe" Write-Debug "Downloading Redistributable Packages..." try { $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient # If x86 package hasn't been downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x86 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloadloading x86 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x86, $dest_x86) } else { Write-Debug "x86 already downloaded, skipping..." } # It x64 package isn't already downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x64 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloading x64 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x64, $dest_x64) } else { Write-Debug "x64 package already downloaded, skipping..." } } catch [Exception] { # Bad things happened while downloading. Write-Debug $_.Exception.Message return $_.Exception.Message } Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package..." # Extract the x86 package to it's own directory. $ext_x86 = "$location\x86" if( (Test-Path $ext_x86 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package to $ext_x86..." $ext_x86_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x86" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x86`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x86_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x86 package. Error code $ext_x86_ec" return $ext_x86_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x86 already exists, skipping x86 extraction." } # Extract the x64 package to it's own directory. $ext_x64 = "$location\x64" if( (Test-Path $ext_x64 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x64 package to $ext_x64..." $ext_x64_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x64" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x64`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x64_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x64 package. Error code $ext_x64_ec" return $ext_x64_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x64 already exists, skipping x64 extraction." } Write-Debug "Creating unattended install script..." $uanttend_script = "$location\unattend.ps1" if( (Test-Path $script -PathType Leaf) -ne $true ) { # Create File New-Item $uanttend_script -ItemType file | Out-Null Write-Output "`$cwd = Split-Path `$script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x86\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x64\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;" | Out-File $uanttend_script } else { Write-Debug "Unattended install script $uanttend_script already exists. Skipping." }

Unattended Installation of AuthorWare Web Player

$cwd = Split-Path $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $location = "$cwd\Visual C++ Runtime\2010" # Create Folder Structure Write-Debug "Creating Folder Structure..." # Check if path exists if( ( Test-Path "$location" -PathType Container ) -ne $true ) { # It doesn't exist, so create it. $created = New-Item "$location" -ItemType Directory # If creation failed, we can't continue if( $created -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Cannot create folder $location." return $created } } Set-Location "$location" # Download files $source_x86 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe" $dest_x86 = "$location\vcredist_x86.exe" $source_x64 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/3224B87F-CFA0-4E70-BDA3-3DE650EFEBA5/vcredist_x64.exe" $dest_x64 = "$location\vcredist_x64.exe" Write-Debug "Downloading Redistributable Packages..." try { $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient # If x86 package hasn't been downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x86 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloadloading x86 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x86, $dest_x86) } else { Write-Debug "x86 already downloaded, skipping..." } # It x64 package isn't already downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x64 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloading x64 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x64, $dest_x64) } else { Write-Debug "x64 package already downloaded, skipping..." } } catch [Exception] { # Bad things happened while downloading. Write-Debug $_.Exception.Message return $_.Exception.Message } Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package..." # Extract the x86 package to it's own directory. $ext_x86 = "$location\x86" if( (Test-Path $ext_x86 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package to $ext_x86..." $ext_x86_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x86" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x86`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x86_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x86 package. Error code $ext_x86_ec" return $ext_x86_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x86 already exists, skipping x86 extraction." } # Extract the x64 package to it's own directory. $ext_x64 = "$location\x64" if( (Test-Path $ext_x64 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x64 package to $ext_x64..." $ext_x64_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x64" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x64`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x64_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x64 package. Error code $ext_x64_ec" return $ext_x64_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x64 already exists, skipping x64 extraction." } Write-Debug "Creating unattended install script..." $uanttend_script = "$location\unattend.ps1" if( (Test-Path $script -PathType Leaf) -ne $true ) { # Create File New-Item $uanttend_script -ItemType file | Out-Null Write-Output "`$cwd = Split-Path `$script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x86\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x64\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;" | Out-File $uanttend_script } else { Write-Debug "Unattended install script $uanttend_script already exists. Skipping." }

Fix “Error Loading Operating System” Bug When Deploying Windows XP with Windows Deployment Toolkit

$cwd = Split-Path $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $location = "$cwd\Visual C++ Runtime\2010" # Create Folder Structure Write-Debug "Creating Folder Structure..." # Check if path exists if( ( Test-Path "$location" -PathType Container ) -ne $true ) { # It doesn't exist, so create it. $created = New-Item "$location" -ItemType Directory # If creation failed, we can't continue if( $created -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Cannot create folder $location." return $created } } Set-Location "$location" # Download files $source_x86 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe" $dest_x86 = "$location\vcredist_x86.exe" $source_x64 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/3224B87F-CFA0-4E70-BDA3-3DE650EFEBA5/vcredist_x64.exe" $dest_x64 = "$location\vcredist_x64.exe" Write-Debug "Downloading Redistributable Packages..." try { $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient # If x86 package hasn't been downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x86 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloadloading x86 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x86, $dest_x86) } else { Write-Debug "x86 already downloaded, skipping..." } # It x64 package isn't already downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x64 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloading x64 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x64, $dest_x64) } else { Write-Debug "x64 package already downloaded, skipping..." } } catch [Exception] { # Bad things happened while downloading. Write-Debug $_.Exception.Message return $_.Exception.Message } Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package..." # Extract the x86 package to it's own directory. $ext_x86 = "$location\x86" if( (Test-Path $ext_x86 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package to $ext_x86..." $ext_x86_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x86" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x86`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x86_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x86 package. Error code $ext_x86_ec" return $ext_x86_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x86 already exists, skipping x86 extraction." } # Extract the x64 package to it's own directory. $ext_x64 = "$location\x64" if( (Test-Path $ext_x64 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x64 package to $ext_x64..." $ext_x64_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x64" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x64`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x64_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x64 package. Error code $ext_x64_ec" return $ext_x64_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x64 already exists, skipping x64 extraction." } Write-Debug "Creating unattended install script..." $uanttend_script = "$location\unattend.ps1" if( (Test-Path $script -PathType Leaf) -ne $true ) { # Create File New-Item $uanttend_script -ItemType file | Out-Null Write-Output "`$cwd = Split-Path `$script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x86\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x64\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;" | Out-File $uanttend_script } else { Write-Debug "Unattended install script $uanttend_script already exists. Skipping." }

How To Inject Text-Mode Drivers into a Lite-Touch Windows XP Installation

$cwd = Split-Path $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $location = "$cwd\Visual C++ Runtime\2010" # Create Folder Structure Write-Debug "Creating Folder Structure..." # Check if path exists if( ( Test-Path "$location" -PathType Container ) -ne $true ) { # It doesn't exist, so create it. $created = New-Item "$location" -ItemType Directory # If creation failed, we can't continue if( $created -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Cannot create folder $location." return $created } } Set-Location "$location" # Download files $source_x86 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe" $dest_x86 = "$location\vcredist_x86.exe" $source_x64 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/3224B87F-CFA0-4E70-BDA3-3DE650EFEBA5/vcredist_x64.exe" $dest_x64 = "$location\vcredist_x64.exe" Write-Debug "Downloading Redistributable Packages..." try { $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient # If x86 package hasn't been downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x86 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloadloading x86 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x86, $dest_x86) } else { Write-Debug "x86 already downloaded, skipping..." } # It x64 package isn't already downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x64 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloading x64 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x64, $dest_x64) } else { Write-Debug "x64 package already downloaded, skipping..." } } catch [Exception] { # Bad things happened while downloading. Write-Debug $_.Exception.Message return $_.Exception.Message } Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package..." # Extract the x86 package to it's own directory. $ext_x86 = "$location\x86" if( (Test-Path $ext_x86 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package to $ext_x86..." $ext_x86_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x86" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x86`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x86_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x86 package. Error code $ext_x86_ec" return $ext_x86_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x86 already exists, skipping x86 extraction." } # Extract the x64 package to it's own directory. $ext_x64 = "$location\x64" if( (Test-Path $ext_x64 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x64 package to $ext_x64..." $ext_x64_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x64" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x64`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x64_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x64 package. Error code $ext_x64_ec" return $ext_x64_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x64 already exists, skipping x64 extraction." } Write-Debug "Creating unattended install script..." $uanttend_script = "$location\unattend.ps1" if( (Test-Path $script -PathType Leaf) -ne $true ) { # Create File New-Item $uanttend_script -ItemType file | Out-Null Write-Output "`$cwd = Split-Path `$script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x86\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x64\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;" | Out-File $uanttend_script } else { Write-Debug "Unattended install script $uanttend_script already exists. Skipping." }

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Create an Unattended Deployment of Visual C++ 2010 Runtime

$cwd = Split-Path $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path $location = "$cwd\Visual C++ Runtime\2010" # Create Folder Structure Write-Debug "Creating Folder Structure..." # Check if path exists if( ( Test-Path "$location" -PathType Container ) -ne $true ) { # It doesn't exist, so create it. $created = New-Item "$location" -ItemType Directory # If creation failed, we can't continue if( $created -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Cannot create folder $location." return $created } } Set-Location "$location" # Download files $source_x86 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe" $dest_x86 = "$location\vcredist_x86.exe" $source_x64 = "http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/3224B87F-CFA0-4E70-BDA3-3DE650EFEBA5/vcredist_x64.exe" $dest_x64 = "$location\vcredist_x64.exe" Write-Debug "Downloading Redistributable Packages..." try { $wc = New-Object System.Net.WebClient # If x86 package hasn't been downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x86 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloadloading x86 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x86, $dest_x86) } else { Write-Debug "x86 already downloaded, skipping..." } # It x64 package isn't already downloaded, do it now. if( (Test-Path $dest_x64 -PathType Leaf ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Downloading x64 package..." $wc.DownloadFile($source_x64, $dest_x64) } else { Write-Debug "x64 package already downloaded, skipping..." } } catch [Exception] { # Bad things happened while downloading. Write-Debug $_.Exception.Message return $_.Exception.Message } Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package..." # Extract the x86 package to it's own directory. $ext_x86 = "$location\x86" if( (Test-Path $ext_x86 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x86 package to $ext_x86..." $ext_x86_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x86" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x86`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x86_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x86 package. Error code $ext_x86_ec" return $ext_x86_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x86 already exists, skipping x86 extraction." } # Extract the x64 package to it's own directory. $ext_x64 = "$location\x64" if( (Test-Path $ext_x64 -PathType Container ) -eq $false ) { Write-Debug "Extracting x64 package to $ext_x64..." $ext_x64_ec = (Start-Process -FilePath "$dest_x64" -ArgumentList " /extract:`"$ext_x64`" /q" -Wait -Passthru).ExitCode if( $ext_x64_ec -ne 0 ) { Write-Debug "Failed to extract x64 package. Error code $ext_x64_ec" return $ext_x64_ec } } else { Write-Debug "$ext_x64 already exists, skipping x64 extraction." } Write-Debug "Creating unattended install script..." $uanttend_script = "$location\unattend.ps1" if( (Test-Path $script -PathType Leaf) -ne $true ) { # Create File New-Item $uanttend_script -ItemType file | Out-Null Write-Output "`$cwd = Split-Path `$script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x86\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;`r`nStart-Process -FilePath `"`$cwd\x64\Setup.exe`" -ArgumentList `"/passive`" -Wait -Passthru;" | Out-File $uanttend_script } else { Write-Debug "Unattended install script $uanttend_script already exists. Skipping." }