Deploying a Managed Software Environment

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

By using Group Policy–based software management, you can centrally deploy, install, and manage applications throughout an organization. From a central location, you can also perform routine maintenance tasks such as upgrading, patching, and removing applications without going to individual workstations. You can also configure Software Restriction Policies to prevent users from running unknown or dangerous programs.

In This Chapter

Deploying a Managed Software Environment Overview

Preparing Applications for Deployment

Deploying Applications in a Managed Environment

Migrating Applications to a Managed Environment

Patching, Upgrading, and Removing Applications

Troubleshooting Software Deployment

Additional Resources for Deploying a Managed Software Environment