It is a good way for having an Active Directory Domain and we can deploy software via GPO (Group Policy Object). Software deployment is crucial in business environments to save time and money. Therefore, Microsoft not only gives us a simple way to execute msi file, but also provides a quick solution to uninstall it when we don’t need it anymore. So, this post will shows you one of the ways to install software remotely.
To deploy software GPO in Group Policy Management, go to Group Policy Object -> right click and create new policy object -> named ‘Software-Deployment’.
2. Name the Object To Be Created
3. Edit Policy
Right Click on Software-Deployment Object -> Edit
4. Set Default Package Location.
In the Group Policy Management Editor snap-in, go to “Computer Configuration > Policies > Software Settings > Software installation”. Right click on the item “Software installation”, select “Property > Specify a Network Path to the Software Package ”
5. Specify a Network Path to the Software Package
6. Select Deployment Method
We are setting up a Computer Configuration policy, so we can only assign the application and not publish it. Assigned applications will be installed at the first reboot or policy update while published applications will be available for the users to be installed or removed. For this reason, you can only publish application to users. The Advanced option simply make us able to edit the application deployment Properties.
In the properties dialog of the installation package, which pops up a few seconds after specifying the deployment method, you can specify additional parameters. After you have made all the necessary changes, click “OK.”
The policy editing window should look like this (screenshot).
Go to Windows 10 Client -> run “gpupdate /force” and reboot pc, after reboot the pc the application will be install silently in the back and it will take up to 5 Mins to complete the installation.
Let me know if you have any concern for deployment software via GPO.