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Learning Puppet for Windows Server by Fuat Ulugay

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Installing the Puppet agent on multiple clients

After looking at how to install the Puppet agent on one Windows host, it may occur to you that installing the agent on each host manually will be really cumbersome, if you have hundreds or thousands of hosts. In this section, we will deal with the different options of installing the agent on multiple hosts.

Here are some options, as follows:

  • You can use third-party software
  • You can use the domain controller
  • You can use the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Modifying the MSI file

As we are sticking to free tools to get things done, it is hard to find a software that is capable of modifying the MSI settings and sending the installation to multiple hosts. However, if you have a configured MSI ...

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