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Pushing Adobe Reader and Adobe flash updates thorgh GPO or login script

Posted on 2012-09-07
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Last Modified: 2012-09-09
HI All,

I have downloased the distributable Adobe reader.msi file and also the adobe flash player.msi. I have created a bat file that run the adobe reader and adobe flash .exe files.

I have test the bat bat files and it works fine. Whatis the best way of pushing the bat file to 400 pc.

Does any one have a login script to run the bat fileat startup thro the GPO policy?

Thanks for all the help
Question by:afsaleh
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If you have a msi file use GPO to deploy the applications. First follow this article for deploying Reader: http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/deployment/deploying-adobe-reader-x/

Now you have to create a GPO for you deployment. From Adobe documentation, here is how tp do it:
Start the Group Policy Management Console:
1. Log on as a Domain Administrator.
2. Open the Group Policy Management Console.
 Assign the application to a computer:
1. Right-click Group Policy Objects.
2. Choose New.
3. In the New GPO dialog box, enter a descriptive name for the new policy.
4. Choose OK.
5. In the left-hand panel, expand Group Policy Objects.
6. Highlight the new policy name you just created.
7. On the Scope tab, choose Add in the Security Filtering section.
8. Choose Object Types in the Select User, Computer, or Group dialog box.
9. Choose Computers in the Object Types dialog box,
10. Choose OK.
11. Check the Enter the object name to select text check box in the Select User, Computer, or Group
dialog box.
12. Enter the name of the computer to which you want to deploy the software. (To browse available
computer names, choose Advanced > Find Now.)
Note: Repeat this step for all computer names to which you want to deploy software.
13. Choose OK to close the Select User, Computer, or Group dialog box.
14. In the console’s left panel, right-click the policy name that you initially created.
15. Choose Edit.
16. Expand Computer Configuration in the left panel n the Group Policy dialog box.
17. Expand Software Settings.
18. Right-click Software installation.
19. Choose New > Package.
20. In the Open dialog box, browse to the AIP you created.
21. Select the MSI file containing the installer you want to deploy.
22. Choose Open.
23. In the Deploy Software dialog box, do one of the following:
¿ If you do not plan to apply transforms, select Assigned > OK.
¿ If you plan to apply transforms during installation, select Advanced > OK.
24. In the Properties dialog box for the package you created:
1. Choose the Deployment tab.
2. Select Uninstall this application when it falls out of the scope of management.
3. If you plan to deploy in multiple languages, choose Advanced. In the Advanced Deployment
Options dialog box, choose Ignore language when deploying this package, and then choose
4. On the Modifications tab, specify any modification transforms you want to apply when the
package is installed by choosing Add and then opening each transform from its network
5. On the Security tab, verify the name(s) of any computer(s) to which you are assigning software.
25. Choose OK to close the Properties dialog box.
26. In the Group Policy dialog box, expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >
Windows Components.
27. In the Windows Components folder, select Windows Installer.
28. Select Always install with elevated privileges.
29. Select Properties.
30. In the Always install with elevated privileges Properties dialog box, choose the Setting tab >
Enabled > OK.
31. Configure logging:
1. In the Windows Installer panel of the Group Policy dialog box, right-click Logging, and then
select Properties.
2. Choose Enabled on the Setting tab.
3. Enter iweaprcv in the Logging text box.
4. Choose OK.
32. In the Group Policy dialog box, choose File > Exit.
33. In the Group Policy Management Console, expand Forests and Domains.
34. Right-click the Acrobat OU to which you want to link the GPO that you created earlier in this
procedure, and then select Link an Existing GPO.
35. In the Select GPO dialog box > Group Policy objects list > the GPO you created > OK.

Using the same GPO you can add flash for deployment.

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