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  • hi i want to push a config file through Group Policy........

    so can u tell me where to go in GPO to configure this

    i have windows server 2008R2

    thnx in advance


    istiaq

    Sunday, July 28, 2013 6:46 PM

Answers

  • Follow the steps here : How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2003 

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102/en-us#method4


    Regards, Vik Singh "If this thread answered your question, please click on "Mark as Answer"

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:56 AM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Vik Singh, he has provided a good suggestion to deploy program remotely via Group Policy. Based on your requirement, maybe we could choose to assign software applications to computers. If you assign the program to a computer, it is installed when the computer starts, and it is available to all users who log on to the computer. When a user first runs the program, the installation is completed.

    Regarding how to assign software distribution to computers, you can follow next operation:

    1. On domain controller, click Start ->Run, type GPMC.MSC, it will load the GPMC console.
    2. In the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy object you want to edit and then click Edit.
    3. To assign software applications to computers, in the console tree expand Computer Configuration\Policies.
    4. Expand Software Settings, and then click Software installation.
    5. In Computer Configuration\Policies which you choose, right-click Software installation, point to New, and then click Package.
    6. In the Open dialog box, use the search boxes to find the application you want to deploy, click the Windows Installer package, and then click Open.
    7. In the Deploy Software dialog box, click Assigned, and then click OK.

    For more details, you can refer to:

    Assign an application:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732276.aspx

    How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2003:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102/en-us#method4

    As you mentioned, if you want to deploy a logon script via Group Policy, I suggest we could try to refer to the following article.

    Assign user logon scripts

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781361(v=ws.10).aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    Justin Gu

    Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:25 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    what kind of file, and to where? (can you provide an example?)

    you may be able to use Group Policy Preferences (Files Extension).


    Don
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    Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:24 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on you description, I can clearly know what you want to accomplish. However, as mentioned by Don, would you please tell me more details about which type of file it is and where will push it to?

    There is an operation process about how to create a new File preference item. Hope it help you.

    1. Open the Group Policy Management Console . Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit .
    2. In the console tree under Computer Configuration or User Configuration , expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Windows Settings folder.
    3. Right-click the Files node, point to New , and select File .
    4. In the New File Properties dialog box, select an Action for Group Policy to perform. Enter file settings for Group Policy to configure or remove.
    5. Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box.
    6. Click OK . The new preference item appears in the details pane.

    More details, you can refer to “Configure a File Item”: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772536.aspx.

    In addition, more preference extensions under windows settings, you can refer to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771685.aspx

    Best regards,

    Justin Gu

    Monday, July 29, 2013 7:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Do you mean this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONRzrODglKk

    Thanks.

    Monday, July 29, 2013 12:32 PM
  • hi thnx a lot for ur replies........

    i have a .msi file or script file which i want to install in every computer of my domain through Group Policy.

    so that when users restart their computer they can see the software in their desktop.

    so i need to push the config file through Group Policy.

    so can u plz help me or tell me the steps to do so ?????


    istiaq

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:57 AM
  • Follow the steps here : How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2003 

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102/en-us#method4


    Regards, Vik Singh "If this thread answered your question, please click on "Mark as Answer"

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:56 AM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Vik Singh, he has provided a good suggestion to deploy program remotely via Group Policy. Based on your requirement, maybe we could choose to assign software applications to computers. If you assign the program to a computer, it is installed when the computer starts, and it is available to all users who log on to the computer. When a user first runs the program, the installation is completed.

    Regarding how to assign software distribution to computers, you can follow next operation:

    1. On domain controller, click Start ->Run, type GPMC.MSC, it will load the GPMC console.
    2. In the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy object you want to edit and then click Edit.
    3. To assign software applications to computers, in the console tree expand Computer Configuration\Policies.
    4. Expand Software Settings, and then click Software installation.
    5. In Computer Configuration\Policies which you choose, right-click Software installation, point to New, and then click Package.
    6. In the Open dialog box, use the search boxes to find the application you want to deploy, click the Windows Installer package, and then click Open.
    7. In the Deploy Software dialog box, click Assigned, and then click OK.

    For more details, you can refer to:

    Assign an application:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732276.aspx

    How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2003:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102/en-us#method4

    As you mentioned, if you want to deploy a logon script via Group Policy, I suggest we could try to refer to the following article.

    Assign user logon scripts

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781361(v=ws.10).aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    Justin Gu

    Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:25 AM
    Moderator