I would like to automatically install net framework 2.0 on my workstations. I have seen this article:
which contains a link to here:
I cannot do this, since I do not have SMS installed.
I found this article:
and attempted to follow it. my only problem seems to be at the step where you "expand default domain policy"- I do not have this- I have "local computer policy" and this is after I chose "group policy" from the snap in.
I am performing this on the domain controller.
I already have a group policy applied to some users- it controls the screen saver. I wondered if I could just add another object-
In "Active Directory Users & Computers" >> "Workstation Users" (the name of the OU my users are attached to) >> Properties >> Group Policy
I have a screen saver policy there.
I added a new object, and then under "AutoInstallNet20" >> Computer Configuration >> Software Installation
I added a new package, browsed with UNC path to the "netfx.msi" file I created after extracting the files as per the third link (the one I found on my own). The UNC path is visible to any computer/user who is logged into the network.
-- and as you might have guessed, it's not working. I have waited long enough for the policy to refresh and I rebooted the server last night. Still nothing.
As I understand it, when a user logs in - the package would be pushed to the computer is not present.
Obviously, this is a little more advanced than I am used to. I can follow instructions - but I did not get the expected result from the link I found on my own. I am hoping I just missed something small.
Thanks for any help