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Auto-Installing Applications on win2k network

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Hello all

       I kind of remember reading how I can mass install applications via group policy or some thing. I am running a win2k AD network and most of the desktops I need to install reflections to are win2k(a few are 98). I wont even try to write a script but I am almost positive i can just use the policy thing to make this work i am just not sure how.

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Deploying software to clients.

In a domain environment you can deploy software via an MSI file and policy.

How to assign software to a specific group by using a Group Policy (2K)
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302430
HOW TO: Assign Software to a Specific Group By Using a Group Policy in the Windows Server 2003 Family
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=324750

This is fine if the application you want to deploy has an MSI file if it does not

HOW TO: Create Third-Party Microsoft Installer Package (MSI)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=257718
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that was fast thanks
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My pleasure brian - is that what you needed or is there anything else I can help you with :)

Pete
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That was it so far i need to figure how to make it take configurations but that is a start

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If you have an msi package its pretty easy, just be carefull NOT to deploy big software packages over slow network links :)
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