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What is the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit?

The PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit provides a set of functions to perform common application deployment tasks and to interact with the user during a deployment. It simplifies the complex scripting challenges of deploying applications in the enterprise, provides a consistent deployment experience and improves installation success rates.

The PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit can be used to replace your WiseScript, VBScript and Batch wrapper scripts with one versatile, re-usable and extensible tool.

What are the main features of the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit?

  • Easy To Use - Any PowerShell beginner can use the template and the functions provided with the Toolkit to perform application deployments.
  • Consistent - Provides a consistent look and feel for all application deployments, regardless of complexity.
  • Powerful - Provides a set of functions to perform common deployment tasks, such as installing or uninstalling multiple applications, prompting users to close apps, setting registry keys, copying files, etc.
  • User Interface - Provides user interaction through customizable user interface dialogs boxes, progress dialogs and balloon tip notifications.
  • Localized - The UI is localized in several languages and more can easily be added using the XML configuration file.
  • Integration - Integrates well with SCCM 2007/2012; provides installation and uninstallation deployment types with options on how to handle exit codes, such as supressing reboots or returning a fast retry code.
  • Updatable - The logic engine and functions are separated from per-application scripts, so that you can update the toolkit when a new version is released and maintain backwards compatibility with your deployment scripts.
  • Extensible - The Toolkit can be easily extended to add custom scripts and functions.
  • Helpful - The Toolkit provides detailed logging of all actions performed and even includes a graphical console to browse the help documentation for the Toolkit functions.

License

The PowerShell App Deployment Tool is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.