|To publish an application|
Open Group Policy Software Installation.
Right-click in the results pane, point to New, and then click Package.
In the Open dialog box, use the search boxes to find the package you want to publish, click the Windows Installer package to be published, and then click Open.
In the Deploy Software dialog box, click Published.
- 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
- Packages can be published only to users, not
- 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.
- The application is available for users to
install either by using Add or Remove Programs in Control
Panel or by opening a file with a file name extension that you
have associated with the application.