getting started group policy

I am just starting to use group policy to install software, and have a question.  I am told I need a windows installer package like wininstall le 2003, we have windows server 2003.  I did not see this on our server, but where can I get it or something like it for free.  In this book I have it said ondemandsoftware.com should have a free copy but it doesn't look free.  
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kind4meCommented:
Any software that contains an MSI package can be installed over Group Policy.  
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ThomasBallardITAuthor Commented:
Does the software have to be installed on the server or can you just copy the msi to the server and send it out to the other computers that way?
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
You must copy the MSI file (and any other associated files) to a shared drive on the network - the software does not need to be installed on the server - just copied to an accessable location.

See http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Group-Policy-Deploy-Applications.html
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http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Best-Practices-Group-Policy-Based-Application-Deployment.html

for a good guide to getting started
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