How to install SNMP remotely

July 28, 2011

This post includes description of the entire process as well as a working example. The post is big, but I hope it is worth to read.

1. What We Need to Do

There are three major parts of remote installation of any software: files to install, command line to run and how to run it remotely. There will be also one additional step for SNMP to run it properly: configuration. The installation parts are the same for Windows 2000 and Windows 2003. It is completely different and way easier for Windows 2008. The configuration part is the same for all of them

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.NET v4 Update Gives Error Code 643

April 16, 2011

During the .NET Framework v4 update installation I received the error code 643. Neither restart nor re-installation did help. Read the rest of this entry »


SYSOCMGR does not work via PSEXEC

August 26, 2010

No, it does not.In this article I showed how to use SYSOCMGR to install Windows optional components remotely and silently. I tested the script on my XP workstation and it was working. However, when I tried to install SNMP on Windows 2003 servers, I failed.

I have found that SYSOCMGR does not work via PSEXEC. I spent two days to find the reason and the solution. I still have no idea about the reason of such behaviour, but I have the solution. This is the SCHTASKS utility, which replaced AT.exe in Windows XP and Windows 2003.

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Remote Installation of the Windows Components

July 9, 2010

Add/Remove Programs is the best place to install some of the optional Windows components, such as SNMP support. However, what if this component has to be installed on many servers? Microsoft provides the SYSOCMGR.exe utility to do that from the command line.

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.NET Framework 3.5 installation failed for component RGB Rast (error 643)

May 17, 2010

When you try to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 it can fail. If you look into C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log you will see the following error message Read the rest of this entry »