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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Working with Packages

After you create the GPO and the general software installation options, you can start working with software packages—the setup files for a software application. The following sections help you add packages to the GPO, change their properties, upgrade and modify packages, and remove obsolete packages.

Adding a Package to a Group Policy

Before Group Policy can assign or publish applications that you copy to the software distribution point discussed earlier in this chapter, you must add the installation packages to the GPO. To add a package to a GPO, follow these steps:

Note

You must apply any modifications (transforms) to a package when adding the package—you cannot add transforms to deployed packages.

  1. Install the application to ...

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