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How do I determine if software from Group Policy Software Installation is successful?

I setup a Software Installation in Group policy to push out software and software updates across the entire domain.  Is there a way to determine if it was successful or failed at a domain level?  I have used the group policy results wizard to audit single machines but I didn't know if you could do multiples.

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Mike KlineCommented:
Unfortunately no, this is where the paid products like altiris and sccm fill the void.

Thanks

Mike
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Darius GhassemCommented:
I would have too agree with Mike there is not a way to determine this information through AD
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AwinishCommented:
I agree with others,there is no in built AD functions, but you can use GPinventory tool to collect GPO info from multiple machine.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=14126
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jamiebehlAuthor Commented:
I will try out the GPinventory tool and report back.
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chris_martin62Commented:
you can look in the event log of a computer remotely if you are a local admin of that computer. In event log under application events it will tell you if there is an error installing any MSI's.
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chris_martin62Commented:
event log

Heres an image
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jamiebehlAuthor Commented:
If I did that I would have to do it individually.  I have 250 computers that I need to check.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Yeah that doesn't scale well,  I went back to look through other forums I'm a part of just to make sure I didn't miss anything.


Found this quote from Florian (former group policy MVP, lost his MVP when he went to work for Microsoft)

"...Unfortunately there's - to my knowledge - no reliable source of actual deployment count or deployment details you can leverage when using Software Installation in Group Policy (short of just sucking the event message off the client's event log and interpreting them). ..."

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Mike
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jamiebehlAuthor Commented:
This did what I needed it to do.  It listed all the computers in the OU I specified and showed all the programs that installed via GP.

Thanks!
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