Template:GPO Distribution

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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.
About MailStore

  • MailStore Server is one of the leading email archiving solutions for SMB.
  • For private use there is a free tool for email archiving furthermore: MailStore Home.