Software deployment through group policy using group Policy in Windows server 2012

Methods of deployment :

Assign Software : A program can be assigned per-user or per-machine, if its assigned per-user, it will be installed when the user logs on or at the first use.

Publish Software : A program can be published for one or more user, this program will be added to add or remove program list and the user will be able to install it from there.

Scenario : For this demonstration, we are going to use one group and two users of a particular organisational unit.

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Create a distribution point :

Create a folder name like Appdeployment and right click on that folder and click on properties

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Now go to sharing then advanced sharing and click on share this folder and provide the “$” for the hidden share.

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now click on caching and select no file and program from the shared folder are available to offline.

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click OK to the caching prompt and then click on permissions

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Create a group policy object :

Download the software which we want to deploy and paste that software in the shared folder.

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We have created 2 user and one group and both the user are the member of that group

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Now go to the group policy management console and create a new GPO and link it

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To edit the setting right click on GPO and click on edit and then go to user configuration and then open the software settings and then right click on software installation and click on properties

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Now in the general section provide the software path then click on advanced

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Then right click on software installation and click on new package

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now select the software installer

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Now right click on the software and go to the deployment tab and click on install the application at logon and then click on apply and OK.

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we can see the report setting in the group policy management console

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Now I will login from the finance organisational unit user and check whether the software is installed or not.

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software is deployed successfully…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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