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Deploy the contents of a CAB file through GPO.

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I would like to Deploy the contents of a CAB file through GPO?

is this possible. and how do i do that please help.
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It can done by 2 way. One is need to sue third party tool to convert deployment file into MSI or can be done using using ZAP file deployment.

To learn about the thrid party tool..

To know how to use ZAP deployement..


Thanks Venurajav,
I Understand the third party software. Thanks

But Zab deployment bit confused Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2.


I would like to know does it support windows 2008 R2.

How to ZAP . Is there step by step instruction. I'm trying to Avoid the third party software.
1. Create a folder and share the folder.( provide the appropriate permission for the suer who need to install )
2. Extract the CAB file to this share folder ( i.e., Distribution folder )
3. Open a Text file and provide the below information.

FriendlyName = Name of the application
SetupCommand = \\deploy\adobe\filename.exe ( Setup file where you have extract i.e ., distribution folder )

4. Save the file on the distribution folder with .zap extension.

5. Create a GPO and Select User configuration and Right click Software Installation
6. Click New --> Package
7. Type the path to the folder which contains .zap file
8. Click Open , In file types box , click ZAW Down-level application Package ( .Zap)
9. Clcik the .zap file and then click open and clcik Publish and clcik OK.
10. Link the GPO to the OU for thom you have to deploy it.


Thanks mate