KD network install / rollout / update

  • Hi folks,
    I am interested in how you do an upgrade of existing KD installations. I tried to distribute the MSI package with wsus-package-publisher, but it was not working properly.

    So I wrote a little batchfile, which checks whether a PC is online and then copies the installer of KD to the pc where I want to upgrade KD. Looking like this:

    @echo off
    ping -n 1 -4 %1 | findstr /r /c:"[0-9] *ms"
    if %errorlevel% == 0 (
    echo -----------------------------------
    echo === DEPLOYING KOPANO DESKAPP 2  ===
    echo -----------------------------------
    echo --> Kopiere kopano.bat nach \\%1\C$
    copy \\srv-data\Daten\deploy\kopano.bat \\%1\c$
    copy \\srv-data\Daten\deploy\kopano-deskapp-2.0.31-x64.msi \\%1\c$
    echo "-->Starte PSEXEC und fuehre Remoteinstaller aus..."
    psexec \\%1 -u domain\administrator -p password c:\kopano.bat
    echo "%1 > \\srv-data\daten\deploy\%1"
    goto ende 
    ) else (
        goto error
    echo -------------------------------------------------
    echo Ping nicht ok! PC offline bzw. falscher PC-Name?!
    echo -------------------------------------------------

    Within the kopano.bat file there is only:

    c:\kopano-deskapp-2.0.31-x64.msi /quiet /norestart

    This works so far that I only have to give the pc-names I would like to upgrade/install DA.

    Generelly speaking (not only with the batchfile): When you do an installation of a newer Version of DA over an existing one, shortcuts on the desktop / in the taskbar disappear.

    You have to make some new shortcuts. This behavior is not great, if you think about 100+ users loosing their shortcuts.

    Perhaps I am doing something wrong? Is there any better (fast) way to roll out KD?

  • I have not done this myself, but I assume Powershell would be a much better tool for something like this.

  • @all
    you are really all making your stepcounter rotate and install manually? :-) ;-)

    @burgessja:Thank you for the info. Unfortunatly I am no “powersheller”. ;-)

  • @mcdaniels You should give it a go! Coming from an Linux environment, Powershell changed my entire outlook on Windows.

  • Kopano

    This is the installer software we use at Kopano, they have a howto for rollouts via gpo: https://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/tutorial-gpo.html

  • @fbartels: Thanks I will look into it. :-)

  • Just want to give you some update on this issue.

    I finally managed to get KD deployed via WSUS-Package-Publisher which is a free addon for the WSUS-Server, which is used in AD-domains to deploy windowsupdates / officeupdates etc.

    I created a little how to for all of you which are interested in it. Unfortunatly I have not got enough privileges to upload the pdf-file here, so I hope it is ok to link it via my webspace:

    How-to: Kopano_Deployment_with_WSUS_Package_Publisher

    Hope it helps someone :-)

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