Updates and Patch Management with Group Policies

One other advantage to group policies is the centralized deployment options available to distribute the Exchange 2003 Outlook client updates and patches. With Group Policy and the Microsoft MSI installation package format available with most updates, the Microsoft Outlook 2003 client installation software updates can be deployed from the centralized administrative distribution point to a predefined set of workstations configured in the GPO settings.

Deployment Options When Updating Exchange Clients

Using Group Policy, the Outlook client can be upgraded and patched using one of the three following deployment methods:

  • Assigned to Computers This method of installation uses the Outlook Installation ...

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