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Force reinstall from Group Policy?

Posted on 2011-09-15
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I had a program install through GPO. Then, uninstalled it through the computer. Now I want it reinstalld through GPO, but it doesn't seem to do it.

How do I force GPO to reinstall an application?
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You can do it, but it will force a redeploy on EVERY computer that it is assigned to.

from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102

Redeploy a Package
In some cases you may want to redeploy a software package. For example, if you upgrade or modify the package. To redeploy a package:
Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
In the console tree, right-click your domain, and then click Properties.
Click the Group Policy tab, click the Group Policy object that you used to deploy the package, and then click Edit.
Expand the Software Settings container that contains the software installation item that you used to deploy the package.
Click the software installation container that contains the package.
In the right pane of the Group Policy window, right-click the program, point to All Tasks, and then click Redeploy application. You will receive the following message:
Redeploying this application will reinstall the application everywhere it is already installed. Do you want to continue?
Click Yes.
Quit the Group Policy snap-in, click OK, and then quit the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
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