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Software Deplyment via Group Policy

Gm All,

I'm in need of a little help deploying Office 2013 via a GPO to a user on a Win8 Pro machine (the machine is a VM).

I created my GP and as per MS documentation I made sure that the folder has read permission and that the path goes back to the .msi using UNC.

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The snap shot above shows the user that will be logged on to the Win8 machine and clicking on the Office deployment to install it.
I can see the Office when I go to the control panel and when I click on the install it starts to run for about 3 sec and then nothing, dead.

Below is what I get when I access the control panel with the user

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Here are snapshots of how i have the GP config

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My goal is to deploy Office as assigned to a computer so that it is installed on start up.
For now I want to get this going and I just don't know what I missing.

Thanks in advanced to everyone for there help with this.
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Microsoft has not supported deploying office via GPSI since 2010. GPSI is just too limited and doesn't handle the advanced MSI subcalls. If you want to deploy with group policy, you *have* to go the route of using a startup or login script, which is fully documented in the office 2013 deployment guides on technet.
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What????

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I ask b/c I'm studying for MCSA 2012 ( I know its call diff now ) and I just ready a chapter on deploying software via GPO...
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I second Cliff's comment. Microsoft discouraged pushing out 2010/2013 using GPSi but there are batch files around that will help you accomplish the task by calling it in a logon script. An alternate would be to use something like MDT/SCCM to push out Office 2013.