Template:GPO Distribution

Set up the software distribution as follows:

  • Open the Group Policy Management Console on your domain controller.
  • Right-click on the administrative folder Group Policy Objects
  • Select New and create a new group policy object called MailStore {{{2}}} Deployment.
    [[File:GPO {{{2}}} {{{1}}} 01.png|500px|center]]
  • Right-click on the new GPO and select Edit....
  • Expand User Configuration > Policies > Software Settings.
  • Right-click on Software installation.
  • Select New and Package....
  • Select the above mentioned MSI package. Please note that the path for the file must be entered in UNC notation (e.g. \\Server\Setup\MailStoreSetup...) and that domain users need to have read-access to this share.
  • In the following dialog window, select Advanced and click OK.
    [[File:GPO {{{2}}} {{{1}}} 02.png|center]]
  • On the next screen, please set the options on the Deployment tab as shown below:
    [[File:GPO {{{2}}} {{{1}}} 03.png|center]]
  • Click on OK to confirm all settings.
  • The group policy should look similar to the one shown below:
    [[File:GPO {{{2}}} {{{1}}} 04.png|500px|center]]
  • Close the group policy editor.

The group policy is now configured and can be linked to the corresponding user objects. Linking is done using organizational units (OU).

  • Highlight the organizational unit (OU) which contains the desired user objects, right-click on the OU (Seattle in the example below) and select the option Link an Existing GPO....
  • In the dialog window Select GPO, highlight MailStore {{{2}}} Deployment and click on OK.
    [[File:GPO {{{2}}} {{{1}}} 05.png|center]]
  • Through the organizational unit the group policy is now linked to the user objects contained therein. It will become active the next time users log on to the Windows clients.