Deploying Software from Windows Server 2016 to a Client.

Shane Currie 21 Reputation points
2021-01-16T04:19:36.703+00:00

I am attempting to deploy software from a Windows Server 2016 to a Client using hypervisors. Below I will post the ping results between my server and clients. I have followed the process to deploy software via "Group Policy Editor" Server can ping client, client can ping server. Network Discovery is turned on. Firewall settings have been configured to allow "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-in). Client computers visible in "Active Directory Users and Computers" Below I include screenshots. I am attempting to deploy the .msi package "Chrome" to automatically Install on client PC's. For some reason, the "Install this application at logon" is greyed out in Properties. Unsure if related as I'm trying to deploy software to a client, not a user. I can create a test user account in the Active Directory - But I can't deploy Software, WHY? [57314-screenshot-2021-01-16-135933.jpg][1] ![57273-screenshot-2021-01-16-140627.jpg][2]![57263-screenshot-2021-01-16-141619.jpg][3]![57274-screenshot-2021-01-16-142018.jpg][4]![57275-screenshot-2021-01-16-143342.jpg][5] [1]: /api/attachments/57273-screenshot-2021-01-16-140627.jpg?platform=QnA [2]: /api/attachments/57273-screenshot-2021-01-16-140627.jpg?platform=QnA [3]: /api/attachments/57263-screenshot-2021-01-16-141619.jpg?platform=QnA [4]: /api/attachments/57274-screenshot-2021-01-16-142018.jpg?platform=QnA [5]: /api/attachments/57275-screenshot-2021-01-16-143342.jpg?platform=QnA

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  1. Fan Fan 15,301 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-01-22T02:00:39.353+00:00

    Hi,

    If you want to apply the software installation policy to clients, you need to create the GPO under the OU containing PCs (in my lab the OU is named PC).
    Then when you edit the GPO , you need to configure the policy under computer configuration.

    If you want to apply the software installation policy to users, you need to create the GPO under the OU containing users (in my lab the OU is named use1).
    Then when you edit the GPO , you need to configure the policy under user configuration.

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    Best Regards,

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  1. Fan Fan 15,301 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-01-18T01:20:21.507+00:00

    Hi,

    Based on my understanding , when we assign a software to clients through GPO, the program will be installed for all users when the machine starts
    If its assigned per-user, it will be installed when the user logs on.
    Please make sure the software GPO was linked to the OU containing the clients, and the clients have the read and applied permission to the GPO.
    Then we need to restart the PCs.
    If still not applied , run command :gpresult /h report.html
    Best Regards,


  2. Shane Currie 21 Reputation points
    2021-01-23T06:44:31.07+00:00

    thanks for the responses, turns out the error was I was trying to deploy a Chrome.MSI 84Bit on a 64Bit system. I attempted the process again with Firefox.MSI 64Bit and I was able to deploy.