Assign an Application

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

To assign an application

  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Software installation , point to New , and then click Package .

  3. In the Open dialog box, use the search boxes to find the application you want to deploy, click the Windows Installer package, and then click Open .

  4. In the Deploy Software dialog box, click Assigned , and then click OK .

Additional considerations

  • To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.

  • The Open dialog box shows the packages that are located at a software distribution point that you specify as the default.

  • If the Windows Installer package is located on a different shared network directory, navigate to the correct software distribution point in the Open dialog box, click the package, and then click Open .

  • Administrators are responsible for securing that location using technologies such as IPSEC and using file servers with mutual authentication such as Kerberos to prevent spoofing or tampering on the wire.