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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Deploying Applications with Group Policy

Managing software on client computers can be a tedious task, but you can use Group Policy to deploy applications automatically. The Group Policy Software Installation extension enables you to deploy applications to computers in the domain or forest using Group Policy and includes the capability to do the following:

  • Publish applications so that users can view and install programs from the network.

  • Assign applications to users or computers so that the applications are installed automatically when users need them or on the next restart or logon.

  • Target applications to different groups using Group Policy.

  • View the installation status using Group Policy Results.

Publish or Assign Applications

To deploy an application, ...

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