Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Auto-Installing Applications on win2k network

Posted on 2004-11-09
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
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.

Question by:briankeegan
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 12537826
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)
HOW TO: Assign Software to a Specific Group By Using a Group Policy in the Windows Server 2003 Family

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)

Author Comment

ID: 12538023
that was fast thanks
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

Pete Long earned 2000 total points
ID: 12541953
My pleasure brian - is that what you needed or is there anything else I can help you with :)


Author Comment

ID: 12544189
That was it so far i need to figure how to make it take configurations but that is a start

LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 12547295
If you have an msi package its pretty easy, just be carefull NOT to deploy big software packages over slow network links :)

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
As a matter of fact, Outlook OST files are of much importance in relation to Exchange mailbox. OST files are independent as they are simply copy of data of a user’s mailbox on Exchange Server. Though, if the server’s status is changed or it is dama…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to add a cinematic look to any film or video out there. There are very few simple steps that you will follow to do so. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…
Suggested Courses

578 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question