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New: Oracle Java 8 Update 191

Oracle Java 8 Update 191
Allows applets written in the Java programming language to run, often inside a web browser

This package includes a WSUS deployable CAB file, complete with deployment and reporting rules

  • Uninstall existing versions of Java 8
    • This package can be used to downgrade a newer version of Java 8
  • Create a Java installation configuration file to prevent installation failures
    • The Java installer fails to create its own configuration file while running as the SYSTEM account
  • Define feature states
    • Disable automatic updates, only on domain joined systems
    • Accept the license agreement
    • Disable sponsor offers
    • Disallow sending statistics to Oracle
  • Install Java 8 64-bit, only on 64-bit editions of Windows
  • Install Java 8 32-bit, on 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows

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New: Microsoft Teams 1.1.0.28562

Microsoft Teams 1.1.0.28562
A chat-based workspace with calling and meeting functionality including file, app, and desktop sharing

  • Install the prerequisite: .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • Choose the installer for Teams, based on the OS architecture
  • Install the Teams Machine-Wide Installer
    • Teams installs within each user’s profile, and runs an installation check at every logon
    • Disable auto launch, until someone runs it once
  • Remove the desktop shortcut at next logon
  • Change the exit code to 3010 (restart required), if the installation successfully ran with the SYSTEM account
    • The installation cannot finish with the SYSTEM account, so it will silently resume the next time a user logs on
  • Install Teams for the current user, unless we are running as the SYSTEM account

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New: Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)
A suite of productivity apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, and Skype for Business

  • Install Office 365 ProPlus 1803
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • For standard users: Set feature updates to “semi-annual”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • For IT staff: Set feature updates to “semi-annual (targeted)”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
    • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful
    • Enable the Excel Analysis Add-In for all users

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New: Microsoft Project Professional 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

Microsoft Project Professional 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)
Provides enterprise-wide project and resource reporting, scenario analysis, and resource management capabilities

  • Install Project Professional 2016
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • For standard users: Set feature updates to “semi-annual”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • For IT staff: Set feature updates to “semi-annual (targeted)”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
    • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful

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New: Microsoft Project Standard 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

Microsoft Project Standard 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)
Develop a project plan, assign resources to tasks, track progress, manage the budget, and analyze workloads

  • Install Project Standard 2016
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • For standard users: Set feature updates to “semi-annual”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • For IT staff: Set feature updates to “semi-annual (targeted)”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
    • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful

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New: Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)
Design versatile diagrams with an expanded set of shapes and stencils with enhanced support for team collaboration

  • Install Visio Professional 2016
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • For standard users: Set feature updates to “semi-annual”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • For IT staff: Set feature updates to “semi-annual (targeted)”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
    • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful

Continue reading New: Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

New: Microsoft Visio Standard 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

Microsoft Visio Standard 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)
Design versatile diagrams with a rich set of shapes and stencils

  • Install Visio Standard 2016
    • Accept the software license agreement
    • For standard users: Set feature updates to “semi-annual”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • For IT staff: Set feature updates to “semi-annual (targeted)”, and security updates to “monthly”
    • Allow PNG as an output format
    • Suppress sending all usage data to Microsoft
      • Disable telemetry data collection
      • Disable Improve Proofing Tools
      • Suppress sending personal information
      • Disable the Opt-in Wizard on first run
      • Disable the Customer Experience Improvement Program
      • Disable Improved Error Reporting
      • Disallow sending a screenshot of the user’s desktop
      • Suppress sending non-critical error messages
      • Suppress sending critical error messages
    • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful

Continue reading New: Microsoft Visio Standard 2016 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

New: Microsoft Office 365 Language Pack – Chinese Simplified 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

Microsoft Office 365 Language Pack – Chinese Simplified 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)
Change the language of Microsoft Office Menus, Display, Help, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spell Checker

  • Install the Office 365 Language Pack
    • Accept the software license agreement
  • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful

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New: Microsoft Office 365 Language Pack – Chinese Traditional 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)

Microsoft Office 365 Language Pack – Chinese Traditional 1803 (Build 9126.2295 64-bit)
Change the language of Microsoft Office Menus, Display, Help, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Spell Checker

  • Install the Office 365 Language Pack
    • Accept the software license agreement
  • Close the completion notice, only in Unattended Mode and only if the installation was successful

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