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Deploy software packages via GPO

How to deploy software packages using GPO

If you working in a company as a system administrator. in that organization need to install the software in client computers you can easily install that software in 4-5 systems. if there are more then 500 computes. to visit each and every client and install the software.in your organization Active Directory Domain server, you can easily deploy software packages via GPO (Group Policy Object) and install on all computes.

Group Policy Object not only gives us a simple way to deploy software but also provides a quick option to uninstall it when it's not required.

Assigning Software: You can assign a software package to users or computers. If you assign a package to a user, it will be install when the user logs on the computer. If you assign a package to computers, it will be install when the computer starts, and it is available to all users who log on to the computer.


Publishing Software: You can publish a package to users. When the user logs on to the computer, the published program is displayed in the Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features > Install a program from the network.


Create a distribution point
1. Log on to the server with an administrative user account.

2. Create a folder for the network share.

3. set permissions on this folder for allowing access from the network.

4. copy the MSI package in the shared folder.

Assigning Software

1. Open the Group Policy Management panel using gpmc.msc command.

2. create a new GPO give a name.

3. Right-click on the policy and select edit.



4. Navigate to Computer Configuration>Policies>Software Settings.



5. Right-click on Software installation, select New and click on Package.



6. Open dialog box appears, type the shared installer package path that you want deploy. 

example, \\10.0.0.20\browser\file name.msi.




7. Click on Open

8. Click on Assigned and click on OK.



9. Close the Group Policy snap-in and click on OK. 

10 run gpupdate /force command on your client computer and restart the computer. After restart software automatically installs on Computers.

Publish Package

1. Open the Group Policy Management panel using gpmc.msc command.

2. Create a new GPO give a name.

3. Right-click on policy and select edit.



4. Navigate to User Configuration >Policies> Software Settings.



5. Right-click on Software installation, select New and click on Package.



6. An open dialog box appears, type the shared installer package path that you want deploy. 

example, \\10.0.0.238\browser\file name.msi.



7. Click on Open

8. Click on Publish and click on OK.



9. Close the Group Policy snap-in and click on OK. 

10 run gpupdate /force command on your client computer and restart the computer.

11. After restarting the computer, click on Start.

12. Open control panel.

13. When control panel opens click on the program.

14. click on Uninstall a program. 

15.  Click on Install a program from the network. 


16. See the list of that you deploy from GPO. Right-click on package what to you want to install and select install




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