[Samba] Installing software via GPO

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at math.utexas.edu
Mon Nov 15 16:35:33 UTC 2021

Hi Luke -

Your comment lost me completely. I must be confused about how this 
works. I thought I'm just placing the MSI file in a folder accessible 
from the W10 PC and the client OS would do the rest. It sounds like 
you're suggesting I need to install the software by hand some place.

On 11/15/21 10:28, Luke Barone wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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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