[gptalk] Re: Pushing out IE7 by GPO

  • From: "Justin Salandra" <jsalandra@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:47:17 -0400

If you deploy via script, what is to prevent the system from continually
installing the program on every boot every time?

Justin A. Salandra
Director of Technology
Citadel Perimeter
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-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:36 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Pushing out IE7 by GPO

If you already have it setup in your environment, WSUS would be a much
better method of doing this.

If Group Policy is a must, you could use a zap file, but this would only
work if you wanted to publish the application to users...you wouldn't be
able to assign it at startup and your users would have to be local
administrators for the installation to succeed.

How to publish non-MSI programs with .zap files ->
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231747

Your only other option is to launch it using a Group Policy startup
script. However, keep in mind that scripts policy processing will time
out after 10 minutes (by default) unless you bump it up a little
(Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Scripts ->
Maximum wait time for Group Policy scripts). 10 minutes might not be
enough time for slower systems to do the install, so I would bump it to
at least 15 if you decide to do this.

In your script (.bat or .vbs), launch the IE7 setup using the following
parameters and it should go silently with a forced reboot after
installation completes. Make sure the "Domain Computers" group has a
minimum of Read/Execute permissions on the network share and folder.

\\server\share\IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe /quiet /update-no /forcerestart

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Jamie Nelson


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Piet Slaghekke
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:12 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Pushing out IE7 by GPO

Hi there, 

I have searched and searched but I cannot find a good way to push out
IE7 by GPO. 
Can anyone give me any ideas?  It would seem that MS would create an MSI
package for this, but no luck.

Piet
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