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GPO Software Redeploy Problem

    Question

  • I setup a GPO to deploy a software package. It worked fine. I received an updated .msi and I wanted to redeploy the package. I did the All Tasks->Redeploy. This seemed to work fine on machines that already had the package installed. The problem is with machines were the original package was not deployed. I'm getting errors in GP results that the update cannot run unless its already installed. I thought that redeploy would just install the package if it wasn't already installed. Now I can't get rid of it on the uninstalled machines. I unlinked the GPO and it uninstalled the installed machines but it keeps running and erring on the uninstalled machines.

    Questions:

    1. Is this normal behavior for redeploy? Should it deploy if not installed and redeploy if already installed

    2. How do I get the GPO off of the uninstalled machines?

    Thanks


     
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:20 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    I would like to agree with Abhijit.

    The link to the new thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/478292fb-6f64-47e9-9074-1a22d8412284/#478292fb-6f64-47e9-9074-1a22d8412284

    Please note that for applications deployment, it will be better to use Microsoft ConfigMgr 2007 solution. This solution will provide use with more options in deployment and a reporting option which will allow to you to have more information about success of failures in deployment.

    This is an overview about it:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/configuration-manager-overview.aspx

    For small businesses, you can use SCE. For more information about it: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/essentials.aspx


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    Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:52 PM
  • You can refer below link how to install the updated version of s/w.
    http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/39146-how-does-software-update-when-you-deploy-software-with-group-policy

    Best Practice: How to deploy Software using Group Policy
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/04/best-practice-how-to-deploy-software-using-group-policy/
    http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/tutorial-gpo.html

    However if the above does not helps I would aslo recommend to raise a query in GP forum for better assistance.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/threads

    Hope this helps


    Best Regards,

    Sandesh Dubey.

    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator | My Blog

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 5:51 PM
  • Thanks. Looks like I should not even have tried to deploy software via GPO. Thanks for all the info.
    • Marked as answer by epcdad Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:09 PM
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:09 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    For better responses, ask this question in GPO forum: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/threads

    Meanwhile check this article, if help you : http://ivan.dretvich.com/2011/02/gpo-how-to-redeploy-software-to-an-individual-machine/


    Best Regards,

    Abhijit Waikar.
    MCSA 2003 | MCSA:Messaging | MCTS | MCITP:Server Administrator | Microsoft Community Contributor | My Blog

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    Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:48 PM
  • Thank You. I have reposted there. I checked the link. This assumes the package was installed and then deleted. My package never gets installed.
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:59 PM
  • Hello,

    I would like to agree with Abhijit.

    The link to the new thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/478292fb-6f64-47e9-9074-1a22d8412284/#478292fb-6f64-47e9-9074-1a22d8412284

    Please note that for applications deployment, it will be better to use Microsoft ConfigMgr 2007 solution. This solution will provide use with more options in deployment and a reporting option which will allow to you to have more information about success of failures in deployment.

    This is an overview about it:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/configuration-manager-overview.aspx

    For small businesses, you can use SCE. For more information about it: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/essentials.aspx


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.   

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:52 PM
  • You can refer below link how to install the updated version of s/w.
    http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/39146-how-does-software-update-when-you-deploy-software-with-group-policy

    Best Practice: How to deploy Software using Group Policy
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/04/best-practice-how-to-deploy-software-using-group-policy/
    http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/tutorial-gpo.html

    However if the above does not helps I would aslo recommend to raise a query in GP forum for better assistance.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/threads

    Hope this helps


    Best Regards,

    Sandesh Dubey.

    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator | My Blog

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 5:51 PM
  • Thanks. Looks like I should not even have tried to deploy software via GPO. Thanks for all the info.
    • Marked as answer by epcdad Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:09 PM
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:09 PM