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Query Installing Software Using GPO

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  • Hi Team,

    I have a requirement to configure a software package via GPO. And I am aware that we can use the settings  "computer configuration-Policies-Software Settings-Software Installation - right click -new package and give the path of the package.

    Here in my case we have some around 40000+ servers in 9 regions and in all 9 regions we have storage share too.

    So is it possible to configure the same package in region wise ?

    Eg : If the 3000 + servers is in US region, I will use US storage share as the software package path and will configure in above settings.And the same for other regions too.

    Can anyone please confirm the possibility ?

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
     
    Am 30.06.2016 um 16:03 schrieb Mcteer:
    > So is it possible to configure the same package in region wise ?
     
    Yes. Depending on your technic.
     
    Running nativ OS technics, you can configure DFS Share for
    Softwaredeployment. Every site has it´s own server. The Client will get
    the right site by login process. Depending on AD Sites and Services.
     
    If you have different dns suffixes for every site, you can create Host A
    entries "deployserver" for every suffix and provide the right IP for
    that subnet. The Clients will get the right one by it´s dns suffix
    search order.
     
    You can use WSUS and WSUS Package Publisher to deploy the software,
    which I would recommend and downstream the package in your WSUS
    infrastructure, where every site has its own WSUS Server.
     
    or you can buy file appliances, that can run some kind of DFS or
    whatever they call it
     
    or you can ... tons of ideas. But I would not recommend using GPSI for
    Software Deployment:
    - no logging
    - no monitoring
    - no background
    - no feedback
    - nothing
    even a computer startup script is better, because you can report the
    instalation at least in a textfile.
     
    Recommandation: WSUS + WSUS Package Publisher
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:30 PM
  • If your environment is this large, you should probably be using a dedicated software deployment suite. For example, you could use SCCM with distribution points at each location.

    If my answer helped you, check out my blog: Deploy Happiness

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:05 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
     
    Am 30.06.2016 um 16:03 schrieb Mcteer:
    > So is it possible to configure the same package in region wise ?
     
    Yes. Depending on your technic.
     
    Running nativ OS technics, you can configure DFS Share for
    Softwaredeployment. Every site has it´s own server. The Client will get
    the right site by login process. Depending on AD Sites and Services.
     
    If you have different dns suffixes for every site, you can create Host A
    entries "deployserver" for every suffix and provide the right IP for
    that subnet. The Clients will get the right one by it´s dns suffix
    search order.
     
    You can use WSUS and WSUS Package Publisher to deploy the software,
    which I would recommend and downstream the package in your WSUS
    infrastructure, where every site has its own WSUS Server.
     
    or you can buy file appliances, that can run some kind of DFS or
    whatever they call it
     
    or you can ... tons of ideas. But I would not recommend using GPSI for
    Software Deployment:
    - no logging
    - no monitoring
    - no background
    - no feedback
    - nothing
    even a computer startup script is better, because you can report the
    instalation at least in a textfile.
     
    Recommandation: WSUS + WSUS Package Publisher
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 2:30 PM
  • If your environment is this large, you should probably be using a dedicated software deployment suite. For example, you could use SCCM with distribution points at each location.

    If my answer helped you, check out my blog: Deploy Happiness

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:05 PM