How to install client software from Windows Server 2012 R2 using GPO

Windows Server 2012 R2 includes a feature called Software Installation and Maintenance that has DS, Group Policy, and the service Windows Installer uses to install, maintain, and remove software on your computer.

In this article, I will guide you steps the steps to install client software from Windows Server 2012 R2 using Group Policy.

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In the example below, I will use the Adobe Reader X.

Follow 8 steps bellow to install client software from Windows Server 2012 R2 using Group Policy :

  1. On Domain Server , open Server Manager => Next then click on Tools and open Group Policy Management
  • On the Group Policy Management window, right click on the domain name is osi.com.my =>next click Create a GPO in this domain, and link it here
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2. In the New GPO dialog window, enter Deploy Adobe Reader in the Name box and click button OK

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3. In the Group Policy Management window, right click on Deploy Adobe Reader GPO in the left panel and then click Edit

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  1. On the Group Policy Management Editor window, under Computer Configuration (in the left panel) , expand Policies folder , and next then expand Software Settings folder.

Right click on Software installation, then from the context menu click New => Package

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5. On the Open dialog box, browse to \ dc01 \ Adobe, click on AdbeRdr1000_en_US.msi file, and then click Open button .

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6. On the Deploy Software window, select the Assigned option and next click OK button.

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7. Wait a few seconds and confirm that Adobe Reader is “listed” in the Group Policy Management Editor in the right panel .

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  1. The last step is to enable the switch to the Windows 8.1 client PC, you can run the command gpupdate / boot / force on the client PC, then restart the client PC.

After booting up the PC client, log in to the Domain User and you can confirm that Adobe is installed

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Check all tips about Group Policy for Windows here .