Bug 31305 - Enterprise Deployment
Summary: Enterprise Deployment
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Fridrich Strba
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-01 14:45 UTC by Rob
Modified: 2015-01-05 17:23 UTC (History)
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Description Rob 2010-11-01 14:45:57 UTC
There should be a method or tool in which deployment of Libreoffice is made easier. 

Being able to deploy to 50 workstations at once would be ideal.

Also being able to configure updates to auto download and install without user input would make an enterprise rollout feasible.
Comment 1 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi 2010-11-19 06:07:49 UTC
Isn't that possible using the Windows Installer .msi and .cab files that the NSIS-wrapped executable installer actually contains?

So is your request actually for us to provide also an installer not wrapped into a single executable?

I don't think we want to double the disk space used on the mirrors because of that, but possibly there is some trivial way to have the NSIS-wrapped executable installer just unpack its contents and not run the inner installer? (Of course, one can just do that manually, copy the unpacked contents away while the installer is waiting for input, and then cancel it.)

Assigning to Fridrich.
Comment 2 Fridrich Strba 2010-11-19 07:12:13 UTC
There is very easy work-around for the issue without having to double the space on mirrors: Just run the installer once and when the files are uncompressed in the place you have chosen, you cancel the proper installation. The uncompressed files will not be deleted and one can use them for AD installation, for administrative install points and any other deployment methods that use msi.
Comment 3 bfoman (inactive) 2014-01-15 16:36:35 UTC
@Rob: do you need anything more considering deployment? I think autoupdate is a request for another bug report (if it doesn't exist already). Also 4.2 version will have Windows Registry feature which allows for central configuration (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.2#Windows_Registry_changes).
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2014-10-23 17:31:50 UTC
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Comment 5 Adolfo Jayme 2015-01-05 17:23:19 UTC
Let’s resolve this one already. The tools for enterprise deployment are there, and the OP hasn’t posted anything new since filing the report.