[gptalk] Re: redeploy assigned software application to selected computers only

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 09:49:27 -0700

Cool. Do you even need to delete the history keys? A gpupdate /force after
deleting the appmgmt key should trigger the appropriate flags for the next
reboot.
 
 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Delaney, Doug
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 9:38 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: redeploy assigned software application to selected
computers only


I do this all the time.  Deleting the entire history key will force all to
process, but will not negatively affect other settings or applications as
long as only the guid for the application in question is deleted in AppMgmt
 

Doug Delaney
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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 12:34 PM
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Subject: [gptalk] Re: redeploy assigned software application to selected
computers only


Might not want to delete the whole history key, since that will probably
cause all GPOs to re-process, but I like the idea of trying to just delete
the relevant Appmgmt key. That would be interesting to test. 
 
 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Delaney, Doug
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 9:32 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: redeploy assigned software application to selected
computers only


Matt,
 
You could also delete the
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Group
Policy\AppMgmt\{ApplicationSpecificGUID} and the History key (entirely).
This will re-install the application, but there is no good way to do it from
a GPO itself.
 

Doug Delaney
GM Desktop Engineering
Global Client Engineering GM
1075 W. Entrance Dr., MS 2B, Cube 2130
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Lab: 248-365-9187
Tel: 248-754-7917
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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 12:26 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: redeploy assigned software application to selected
computers only


Matt-
That's somewhat difficult. There's no easy way to target a Re-deploy action
on machines that have received GP-based installations. And re-deploy
actually only does a repair operation, not a full re-install. So, the
easiest way to do this might be to do a startup script that uses an msiexec
command to perform the reinstall on the particular computers in question.
Msiexec command line options are described at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314881/en-us
 
Darren

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Matt Diglio
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 9:11 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] redeploy assigned software application to selected
computers only



Hello,

 

I have a GPO that deploys a few assigned applications through the software
installation feature.

These software packages are assigned to the computer

I would like to force a re-install but only on a select few computers.

 

How can I do this?

Thank you for any help you can give me,

 

Matt 

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