Monday, December 10, 2012 6:26 AM
I have recently been asked to look into Group Policy. We have a small home office with a few users as one of our clients and am looking to install MSE for them through MS Server 2003 (SP2). I have extracted an msi file out of the EXE and on my VM test server, it appears to work (brings up the installation window). I am assigning it to users (as opposed to computers as there are a number of machines and laptops being used). I came to the issue of the policy showing a dialogue box and it even gives you the option to cancel the installation (NOT what we want). I was wondering how I could make the policy run silently. The steps I have followed are as follows:
1. Created a GPO called Windows Security Essentials
2. Edited the policy via User Configuration>Software Settings>Software Installation. I have added the network path and have chosen an Advanced install.
3. I have Assigned the policy and have selected Install this application at logon, Uninstall this application when it falls out of the scope of management and selected Installtion user interface options as Basic
I have placed the msi into a folder which is shared with everyone as read access.
Could you please help/advise what I can do :)
Monday, December 10, 2012 10:23 PM
This is not the answer to your question, instead one question has appeared: Why do you try to use elaborate method for up to 10 computers? If you really want to install it remotely, perhaps psexec script will be more straighforward solution. And remote procedure is useful for MSSE configuration.
Monday, December 10, 2012 10:51 PMPutting it simply, it would give me more practice with GPM and it would teach me how to deploy programs silently on Server 03 (can't seem to find that info anywhere and Server 08 from all the YouTube videos does this automatically). Also if this works on a smaller scale, we have a few clients who have users in on a few sites in an area and that would help me deploy it through their colo network easier.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:47 AMModerator
Which deployment type did you choose, Assigned?
When you assign an application to a user, the application is advertised to the user the next time the user logs on to a workstation. When you publish an application to users, it is then available for the user to install by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or by clicking a file associated with the application. This is by design.
If you assign an application to the computer, typically the installation is automatically performed when computer starts up.
More information please visit below link:
Group Policy Software Installation overview
Best practices for Group Policy Software Installation
- Marked As Answer by Cicely FengMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Monday, December 17, 2012 1:27 AM