Software Deployment Recipes (Microsoft)

The Software Deployment Recipes (Microsoft) section provides a curated collection of practical guides and step-by-step instructions for efficiently deploying software and applications in Microsoft environments. Discover proven techniques and best practices for automating software deployments, managing configurations, and optimizing compatibility on Windows devices. Whether you're a system administrator or an IT professional, these recipes offer valuable insights to streamline your software deployment processes, enhance productivity, and ensure a seamless experience across your Microsoft devices.

7zip (Windows MSI)

Description

Example recipe for deploying 7zip with new MSI parameters in FileWave 15.2.0.

Ingredients

Be sure to review 7zip FAQs to use the proper install path. FileWave will force a silent install when using MSI installers.

Directions

  1. Download the 7zip MSI installer from 7zip: Download

  2. Upload MSI installer by creating New Desktop Fileset and choose MSI / PKG to create
  3. Highlight the newly created MSI Fileset, and select Properties
  4. Scroll down to the Custom MSI install options
  5. Enter in the desired path for 7zip7zipMSI.pngExample here is installing to C:\Program Files\7-Zip
  6. Click OK to save

Always test deployment for both successful installation and uninstallations. If you were assigning via Self Service Kiosk, and then end users decides to uninstall, want to be sure it does uninstall successfully.

Assign to Devices

Once testing has been completed and is successful, assign your Fileset to your devices. By way of either a 'Deployment' or 'Association' within FileWave, assign the Fileset to your devices.

7zip (Windows winget)

What

7zip is a file archiver utility that compresses and decompresses files. It is available for various operating systems, including Windows. Windows winget is a command-line tool that is used to install, update, and uninstall applications on Windows 10 or later versions. This knowledge base article provides a FileWave Fileset that can install 7zip on Windows using Microsoft winget.

When/Why

There are various reasons why you may want to use 7zip on your Windows device. 7zip offers high compression ratio, which means that it can reduce the size of files significantly. This can be useful when you need to store or transfer large files. Additionally, 7zip supports various file formats, including ZIP, RAR, TAR, and others. This means that you can use 7zip to create and extract files from different archives.

Using Microsoft winget to install 7zip offers several advantages. Firstly, winget is a fast and efficient way to install and update applications on Windows. Secondly, winget provides a standardized way of installing applications, which can simplify the deployment of applications in an organization. Thirdly, winget can be used to automate the installation of applications, which can save time and effort.

How

Simply follow the instructions Getting started with Microsoft winget to setup winget and then used the attached Fileset:

7zip Fileset
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