Deploying a MSI through GPO

This tutorial will describe how to deploy a MSI on multiple machines by using Group Policy. 1. Methods of deployment 2. Create a distribution point 3. Create a Group Policy Object 4. Assign a MSI package 5. Publish a MSI package 6. Redeploy a MSI package 7. Remove a MSI package 8. Troubleshooting Active Directory/GPO deployments 1. Methods of deployment Group Policy supports two methods of deploying a MSI package: 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. However, if its assigned per-machine then […]


How to create a Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Templates in Window Vista

This article describes how to use the new .admx and .adml files to create and to administer registry-based policy settings in Windows Vista. This article also explains how the Central Store is used to store and to replicate Windows Vista policy files in a domain environment. Back to the top MORE INFORMATION Overview Windows Vista uses a new format to display registry-based policy settin… Overview < p>Windows Vista uses a new format to display registry-based policy settings. These registry-based policy settings appear under Administrative Templates in the Group Policy Object Editor. In Windows Vista, these registry-based policy settings are defined […]