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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Planning the Software Deployment

We’ve already discussed what you need to do to prepare for deployment and set up the install location. Now let’s look at deployment planning. With any type of software deployment, you must spend some time planning the rollout. It is no different with Software Installation through Group Policy. The key factors to consider are:

  • Whether to use special software deployment GPOs

  • Whether to advertise the software to users or computers

Creating Software Deployment GPOs

As part of your planning, you should think carefully about the policy objects you will use to deploy software. Although you might be tempted to use existing site, domain, or OU GPOs, doing so limits your flexibility in terms of how you can deploy software. To ...

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