using target computer as source for install file or file copy

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  • Kdave

    Yes. I use file copy and copy it to C:\Windows\AdminArsenal (all workstation should have this file structure who are in PDQ) and use that location to do the install. I prefer using C:\Windows\AdminArsenal so you can clean up that folder if you have lot of files in there.

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  • First Last

    But where are you copying the file from?

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  • Kdave

    I use file copy.I have a share on PDQ server where I have install copies

    step For example:

    Source \\<server name>\<folder containings the files you want to copy>

    Target C:\Windows\AdminArsenal\

    I have install step for example that does something like

    cd C:\Windows\AdminArsenal\<folder where you have your install files)

    Command that trigger the install

    call <some bat file>.bat

    or powershell command

     

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  • First Last

    Thanks, but can the source path be on the target machine? (the installer already exists on each target computer and is unique to each user)

    I guess I will need the Enterprise version rather than free to make use of file copy and command step to make this work.

     

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  • Colby Bouma

    You will need to use a Command or PowerShell step. The Install step always copies the Install File to the runner directory (C:\Windows\AdminArsenal\PDQDeployRunner\service-#\exec) before executing it.

    https://help.pdq.com/hc/en-us/articles/220509287-How-It-Works-PDQ-Deploy

    https://www.pdq.com/blog/alternative-to-dfs-deploying-to-remote-sites-with-powershell/

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  • First Last

    Thanks, I now have the Enterprise license so can use a command step. 

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