N/APosted on - 02/19/2012
What third-party application can I used for deploying software packages?
I need something that will save my time from saving locally.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
Application for Deploying Software Packages
You can use Domain Group Policy Objects as a third party application for deploying software packages such as MSI software application. For you to deploy a software package by use of Group Policy Object(GPO), you to do the following:
Specify the parameters for installing
Also locate, create and customize the windows MSI software package.
Put the MSI package on an active network sharing point whereby any active directory computers or user accounts with necessary permissions can access the files during installation process.
You then add the software package to the new GPO and specify all the deployment options.
Link the group policy object to a small group of computers/accounts to test this policy.
The system should wait for network to start before trying to process GPO. This is done by configuring group policy settings which forces systems running different platforms like windows xp and windows vista to perform a synchronous foreground.
Make sure that the GPO and the software are running and producing the desired results and if its possible update the GPO.
The last step is to remove the link from the small group created earlier to test on the GPO and place the link to the desired domain.