GPO deploy application using computer configuration
Posted on 2010-08-17
I want to deploy msi applications using GPO. I want to deploy them per computer.
So I created an OU and put my domain computers into it. I created a network share on my Windows 2008 DC and set the share permission to
"Domain users - read"
"Domain computers - read"
I have also set my NTFS perms to domain users and domain computers read and execute.
I created my package in assign mode into "Computers configuration - Policies - Software Settings" using network path (\\Server\share\firefox.msi)
I activated the GPO "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon"
I did a gpudate /force on my DC.
I rebooted a test computer to see if my gpo apply successfully. Of course it did not apply successfully.
When my computer boot up I saw that it try to install firefox but it ends up too rapidly and didn't install.
I have a log (event id 102) in my client computer that told me this :
"The install of application firefox from policy Installers
failed. The error was : The installation source for this product is not
available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it."
If I try to install the software manually from the share on the client computer, it works.