Deploying Software with Active Directory

Software can be “assigned” to active directory computers using group policy objects. Deploying to a user is supported as well, but may lead to frustrated users waiting for an install to finish before login completes. Computer-assigned software installs at boot time. User-assigned software installs at login time.

Some hints

  • Software deploy share should be “Read” (read + execute) for authenticated users on your domain.
  • Orca can be used to make an MST transform file (only use transform if necessary)

Some useful articles:


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