Deploying Java 8 101 – Or why is Java still around?

This entry is part [0] of 6 in the series How to Deploy:

Java is like a toddler. When ignored, it demands attention. We all know that it is going to act out somehow. And it probably pooped itself – I’m not checking though. For us administrators, it becomes more difficult to deploy with each version. So far, this theory has held true throughout the Java 8 release cycles. Whether you are just a release behind or very much out of date, you can use this guide to deploy the latest version of Java 8.

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Deploy Adobe Flash Player with Group Policy

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series How to Deploy:

Steve Jobs couldn’t kill it, Microsoft’s Silverlight couldn’t kill it – it seems that Adobe Flash Player is here to stay! Because you will have to support it, you might as well make it as easy as possible. The first step on that road is to deploy Adobe Flash Player with Group Policy. Here is you how to guide:

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Deploy Java Runtime Environment with Group Policy

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series How to Deploy:

Note: As funny as this article is, it has since been replaced with the version linked here.   By the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, your version of Java will be two version out of date! Joking aside, Java updates at least twice a month. If you want to stay on top of your

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Deploy Office 2013 with Group Policy – The Simple Way!

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series How to Deploy:

You would think that Microsoft would make deploying Office 2013 with Group Policy easy! Well, they don’t – at least not in a traditional sense. To quote Microsoft, ” the setup architecture for Office 2013 uses multiple .msi files and the Office Setup program is an executable (.exe) file.” Smelling spin, I tried out Bing’s new Hidden Meaning Translator:

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Automating Installs with AutoIT

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series How to Deploy:

Do you have a stubborn piece of software that only comes as an EXE and doesn’t support a silent install? AutoIT, a free application, can be a great tool for deploying these stubborn programs or allowing end users to install approved programs without having administrative rights. In this guide, we will cover automating installs with AutoIT.

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