Group Policy Advertise Software, not updating workstations
Posted on 2005-05-12
I am advertising software in: group policy --> user configuration --> software settings --> software installation
Installing the advertised software from the "add remove programs" --> "add new programs" from workstations works great. The problem arises when I want to update one of these published packages. It is not updating the workstations to the latest published version of the software. Does the update to the workstation only work if the software is assigned?
For example I published Firefox 1.0+ a few weeks ago. Since then a newer release is out. So I created a new published package with the latest Firefox 1.0+. In the new Firefox 1.0+ package there is a tab called "upgrades" and an option called "packages that this package will upgrade", it says that it will upgrade the older Firefox 1.0+. But the older Firefox 1.0+ is not updating even after a "gpupdate /sync" on a workstation with a reboot.
Thanks for any help.