[Samba] Installing software via GPO

Luke Barone lukebarone at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 16:28:32 UTC 2021

Yes, I was able to deploy Adobe Reader DC.

You need to run an "administrative install" of the MSI, using the "/a"
switch. It needs to also be given the path, which is where you'd save it on
your deploy share. It will create a file structure similar to the C:,
including folders it needs.

On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 8:02 AM Patrick Goetz via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi list -
> I experimented with getting software to install on W10 clients using a
> GPO, and could not get it to work.  Has anyone used this feature?  Is it
> even supposed to work under Samba?  The instructions I cobbled together
> from some googling below.  Things like accessibility to the share/etc.
> already tested.
> -=- Automatically Deploy Software
>   - Create a share folder accessible by everyone in which to place .msi
> files
>   - Create a Security Group for the computers which are to get this
> install/update
>       - Change the Object Type to allow for computer objects
>       - Add computers to this group.
>    - GPO
>    Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Software Settings -> Software
>          Installation
>    Right click, New -> Package
>    - Add UNC path to package folder and select package to install.
>    Remove "Authenticated Users" from Security Filter and add the group
> created above.
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