Deploying software through startup/login script in Group Policy
Posted on 2009-02-24
I am trying to deploy software by using either startup or login script in Group policy. But I cant get it to work. Feels I am missing out on something basic here. The command I am running in a ".bat"-file is as follow=
msiexec /i \\SERVER1\programs\dtb.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qb
I can run the .bat file manually and the install runs without problems. How ever it doesnt seem to work with Group Policy. I can see (using "gpresult /v") that the computer client sees the GP and that it applies it with no error messages.
I have read some similar threads out there that mention problems with permissions when using Group Policy, startup script for a computer. But since I am having the same problem with both user and computer based, I would think it is something else. It doesnt work either (using GP login) when I log in as an administrator - and no errormessage pops up, and I cant see anything in the event viewer. And still, as I mentioned, GPresult shows that the script is beeing applied.
Is there something missing in the script?
And also it would be nice if you could give me an example of a basic bulletproof script -.bat/.cmd that you use deploying software with GP!
I am currently testing on one DC and a Vista machine.