Using Group Policy to Install Software Remotely

How to Remotely install software using Group Policy

Let’s understand the concept before we start with the practical knowledge. In your Organization, if you have to install software on multiple client computers e.g. about 500, 1000 or more computers then how would you install software on all those computers? But I have a condition, you need to do it for free without paying for any licenses. Using Group Policy to install software remotely is an economical way of installing applications to all the Computers at once and you don’t need to purchase any additional licenses for that.

To install software remotely, we need to use .MSI packages, we cannot use .EXE files. If you don’t have .MSI packages then you can use some of the free applications to convert .EXE file to .MSI. To install software remotely save the .MSI package in the share folder.

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4 thoughts on “Using Group Policy to Install Software Remotely

  • June 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm
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    I create my policy like you do, and still unsuccessfull.

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    • June 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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      What’s the issue that you are facing? Which policy you are trying to implement?

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  • June 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    i have client win 7 and win xp, and both nothing successfull. can you tell me, what i missing from your tutorial?

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    • July 5, 2016 at 8:53 am
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      Which Software package you are trying to install ? What’s the patch that you have defined in the Group Policy? Did you restart the Client Computers after policy is deployed?

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