?
Solved

deploy software with GPO

Posted on 2013-10-29
5
Medium Priority
?
602 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hi Experts,

can you show me in some steps what to do when I want to deploy additional Software via GPO ?
Now I can deploy complete images but for the future when I have additional software, I know it is possible via GPO.

Can you guide me to do this ?
0
Comment
Question by:Eprs_Admin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:SsbMs
SsbMs earned 800 total points
ID: 39608272
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:SsbMs
SsbMs earned 800 total points
ID: 39608274
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Joseph Moody earned 400 total points
ID: 39608310
Check out the software installation section in these notes:

http://deployhappiness.com/free-it-training-classes/group-policy-software-to-preferences-and-everything-in-between/

They show how to deploy 7zip from start to finish.
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:Daniel Helgenberger
Daniel Helgenberger earned 400 total points
ID: 39608328
GPO assigned MSI's are working very well, see the links provided above.
Most of the time though I ran in one of the following issues:
1. I need to change the defaults
2. There is no MSI installer for the software, or the vendor does not provide tools to setup a custom MSI
3. Creating custom MSIs with transform files (MST's) is far from straightforward and often not worth the trouble

Shot of MS System Center here in my organization, I started maintaining a bunch of installer shell (cmd/PS) scripts which do the job for me.  I create a version.txt file, which is checked and if my deploy share has a newer version it gets installed.

I run these as startup computer scripts via a GPO; assigning the software there. This is far from perfect, but works most of the times (about 95%, the most common problem are users switching off machines while the installation of a big package was still running).

Also, for common free software you might need (firefox, flash ect.) there is a service called Ninite pro. They charge on monthly basis; but in my opinion it is worth the money.
0
 
LVL 56

Assisted Solution

by:McKnife
McKnife earned 400 total points
ID: 39608342
Please also get aware of the principle of wrapping MSIs. There are free tools (most notably exetomsi and wiww by vinsvision) that can create MSIs from any setup executable that does support unattended switches. Meaning, you will be able to deploy these setups as well using the standard GPO method.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is written by John Gates, CISSP. Gates, the SNUG President-Elect, currently holds the position of Manager of Information Systems at Lake Park High School in Roselle, Illinois.
Check out the latest tech news, community articles, and expert highlights in August's newsletter.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question