We have created a free-to-use tool that can be used to launch an application installer (.exe, .msi, .mst, etc.), a script (.vbs, .wsf, .ps1, etc.), or to run a program. impelLaunch is a small 'stub' that can be deployed by an ESD in lieu of the application install files. This will allow the ESD to install applications stored on a network location such as a DFS share or a NAS. It can also be used to run scripts or any other executable file that can be launched in Windows.
It was originally created to get around limitations with Windows Intune which only allows for the installation of .exe and .msi files. However, I.T. personnel at various organisations around the globe have found it to be extremely useful with other ESD tools (e.g. SCCM).
impelLaunch is not limited to use with Windows Intune. It may also be run from other toolsets (e.g. SCCM), a custom script, or used in the task sequence of an operating system deployment. It facilitates an easy way to get software distributed within an organisation without the need to perform complex application packaging.