PSB workstation push via GPO
I have been wanting this for a long time. Has anyone found a way to deploy PSB workstation via GPO?
i am asking since PSB Workstation 10 was released, maybe some new feature will allow this?
I suppose it should be possible to install PSB Workstation client via GPO if you create a MSI package that will run the setup program in the silent mode (see this article for more information). We do not provide MSI packages for PSB clients, but you could try to use 3rd party tools (such as WiX, http://wixtoolset.org/) to wrap the EXE file with required parameters for the silent installation.
etomcat Posts: 1,319 Superuser
The below described method is a lenghty and convoluted solution, yet it is supported and even mentioned in the admin's manual as a way to convert existing users from FSAV-CS to FSAV-PSB:
Install F-Secure Policy Manager version 10.20 or 11.00 somewhere, even a workstation will do if a true Windows Server is not available. Use the unique-code-less trial installation choice.
In the F-Secure Policy Manager Console, import the FSAV PSB WKS 10.00 .JAR format package. Exit the PM Console and log in again, so that the console learns the file's structure.
In the FSPM Console choose to re-export the previously imported FSAV PSB WKS 10.00 package in the .MSI format. Fill in the required items in the wizard, including your 20-character unique PSB licence code, the GUI language choice and mandatory workstation reboot at the conclusion of installation.
Use the resulting .MSI file for M$ AD GPO distribution. Discard the F-Secure Policy Manager installation when no longer needed.
Sincerely: Tamas Feher, 2F 2000, Hungary.7 2Like
Hey man that worked! Thank you very much. I didn't know i could export to MSI like this. Is this new? I have asked support this a number of times, "Is there a way to deploy via GPO", and they tell me no.
Now i just need an easy way to manage F-Secure via LPI (Level Platforms). Thanks!
Nice to know that it works! Keep in mind, though, that the MSI template used in Policy Manager to create MSI packages has been designed and tested with PM-based products. We will certainly consider providing proper tools to create MSI packages for PSB clients as well.