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Can you upgrade program via GP that was not installed via GP??

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I am just beginning to install software using group policy software distribution.  I have 10 new computers I am setting up, and thought I had heard that you can't upgrade or patch software via GP unless it was initially installed via GP?  Is this the case?  I'm wondering when I create the Ghost images for the new Windows 7 PC's whether all the apps for the image would need to be installed via GP on the master image?  Can anyone provide me a heads up on this?
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You can. You just have to deploy it as a regular software installation (not a group policy upgrade).

Your best bet is to not put anything in the image and deploy everything through group policy.
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