[Samba] Software installation by GPO ( success and fail )

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Wed Oct 15 04:52:16 MDT 2014

Great, thank you for this info, going to check this. 

and yes, i've seen wapt, thats the next im going to try. 



>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: Denis Cardon [mailto:denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr] 
>Verzonden: woensdag 15 oktober 2014 12:21
>Aan: L.P.H. van Belle; samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Software installation by GPO ( success 
>and fail )
>Hi Louis,
>> Hai, In a bit testing with software deployment through GPO.
>> Now i noticed te following. If i setup my software source 
>somewhere on the sysvol share ( and probely any other share on the DC)
>> then i can deploy the software with computer and user GPO 
>setting. Aka works ok good all settings with software deployment.
>> Now i noticed the following.
>> I did setup a share on a member server the AD Domain, i did 
>setup the same rights as the sysvol share used.
>> Now deployment with GPO does not work any more.
>> Not as user policy or computer policy works if i want to 
>install before logon or after login.
>> The message in event logs:
>> ( translated ) failed to install the error is %%1612 error 
>1612 tels me unable to access the source.
>> ( aka looks like the machine is unable to get to the 
>software. ) But im 100% sure the computer can access this,
>> why does it work on sysvol and not on a member server with 
>exact the same rights on share, folder and files.
>> So im wonders who is installing software through GPO objects 
>as machine/user policy from a member server.
>> And where it works, because i cant find where this is going wrong.
>The computer gpo use the machine account to connect to the share. You 
>can try to simulate a connexion through localsystem account 
>using psexec 
>[1] with the following command [2] :
>  psexec -i -s cmd.exe
>a new cmd.exe windows will open running as localsystem account 
>and then 
>you can try to connect to the share where your software setup 
>files are 
>  net use f: \\myserver\myshare
>However IMHO, group policies are not a proper solution for software 
>deployment (and MS would also advise you to use SCCM for that 
>We developped an opensource solution for that purpose similar 
>to apt-get 
>[3]. Don't hesitates to ask me if you have any questions.
>[1] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
>[3] http://dev.tranquil.it/wiki/WAPT
>> Thanks Louis
>Denis Cardon
>Tranquil IT Systems
>Les Espaces Jules Verne, bâtiment A
>12 avenue Jules Verne
>44230 Saint Sébastien sur Loire
>tel : +33 (0)

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