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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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Deploying Microsoft Office and Service Packs

Software Installation policy is useful for a wide variety of application deployment scenarios, but the two most common scenarios are for Office and operating system service packs. In this section, we’ll discuss best practices for the both scenarios, as well as design and deployment considerations for each.

Deploying Office Through Policy

Office is probably the application most frequently deployed through policy. Because the distribution files are so large (500 MB or more), Office provides a good example of the special considerations you need to make when deploying large applications through policy.

With Office or any large application deployment, you should consider several issues prior to deployment, ...

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