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We have an application that we need to run on a specific set of computers. I would like to push this out via group policy, but am lost on how to go about that process. All machines are Windows 7.
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Is this being deployed as a software package via group policy to a bunch of computers?

Roshan.
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Yes, it is a .exe that we want to push via GP to a specific group of computers.
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Is it definitely an .exe or is it an .msi?

Can you get an .msi version of the installer?

If not then you can would need to repackage the .exe as an .msi to ensure it can be deployed via a software package in Group Policy.
Maybe this can help you with this:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/0ea9886d-053a-4672-8b33-af75273f9900/how-to-deploy-exe-file-using-gpo?forum=winserverGP#sthash.wR1ljO8t.dpuf

Once packaged then you can create a software package in the Computer Configuration side of the GPO to deploy the .msi to clients, you can then apply the GPO to an OU with the computers in who you want to deploy the software to OR you can apply the apply to an OU, then remove authenticated users from the Security Filtering of the GPO and then add the machines who you want to run the .exe or .msi   (This is called Assigning Software via GPO)

http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/tutorial-gpo.html
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