Chapter 11. The Managed Desktop, Part 2: Software Deployment via Group Policy

Two chapters ago, I discussed and implemented the first big feature of getting your managed desktop story in gear: Roaming Profiles. Once Roaming Profiles are enabled, users can roam from machine to machine, comfortable that their working environment will follow wherever they go.

In the last chapter, I discussed and implemented more features to get your managed desktop handled. First, we tackled Redirected Folders, which took Roaming Profiles one step further and anchored the user's Documents or My Documents folder to a share on a server. We then used the Group Policy settings on Offline Folders and the Synchronization Manager to ensure that certain files are always available ...

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