how to deploy software to particular user through GPO in Server 2008R2

Posted on 2014-08-04
Last Modified: 2014-08-05

I wan't to deploy skype.msi to only 4-5 users using GPO. I was wondering to setup the software installation under computer configuration or user configuration? I would also like to know when i share the skype.msi folder on the C drive, do i only add desired users or authenticated users or domain users?
Question by:Perth-IT
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    by:Sekar Chinnakannu
    You just download your MSI and put in file share and share same to specific users. Create a group policy and add the package to install to users. To add MSI Computer Configuration -> Software Settings -> Software installation to point your package.

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    I have done all the above but still software is not installed when user logs in. Do i need to add those users in security filter of the GPO scope tab.
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    It seems you have not yet read any technical documents about GPO Software deployment, have you?
    You can deploy to user accounts OR to Computer accounts. If to user accounts is Chosen, the packages can be configured toi install on logon (automated) or the user will be enabled to use application wizard (appwiz.cpl) to install the Software (on demand).
    If deployed to computer accounts, the Software will install on next reboot.

    So if you deploy to certain machines, then use the Computer policy. If to certain users (that use different machines) use the user policy and decide whether to configure it automated or on demand.

    Also read as tutorial.

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