I have a Wndows 2003 Server (DC) utilizing Active Directory with many Windows XP Pro clients. I would like to be able to deploy applications to my users laptops and desktop pc's using group policies. I attempted to accomplish this by creating a new OU called Safenet and then create a new Group Policy to apply to that OU. For the sake of this questions we will call the Group Policy "Laptop Security". I then edited the policy by creating a new package under User Configuration\Software Settings\Software Installation. For the sake of this questions we can use the Officed 2003 MSI file as an example. I published the PRO.MSI file from a network share given the appropriate permission to my users. I waited a day, ran GPUPDATE /FORCE and edited 2 local policies on a workstation (Group policy refresh interval and Turn off background refresh policy) in an attempt to speed up the process. The software still is not available in the Add/Remove Programs area of the control panel. I have also followed all of the microsft instructions ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102/en-us
) to attempt to make this work. Any assistance with this will be greatly appreciatred. Please let me know if additional information is needed.