I would say it also depends on your LAN/WAN structure We have over 100 sites with WAN links from 256Kb to 200Mb and 5000 clients PC 's, we deploy from a single installation source to all these sites. We have also set the bandwidth threshold for deployments at 200Kb. We use both methods, our main core apps are all deployed via a single GPO, this includes Flash, Shockwave, Sun Java, Citrix Web Client, 3 versions of Oracle JInitiator, Acrobat Reader plus our in-house stuff etc. We also use targeted GPO's to deploy packages to specific PC's as required. Doing things this way does have some drawbacks, deploying to all PC's means that there is one big hit on the network and clients when we roll out a new application to all clients. By putting each app into its own GPO you can control the rollout by filtering the GPO by group membership until most of PC's have received the app and then change the filtering so everyone gets it. Hope this helps Chris ________________________________ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia Sent: 14 February 2007 02:48 To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Best practice for software installation. Single or multiple GPOs And you can even control individual apps' targeting in a single GPO if you really want to, by removing the read permission on that individual package for the computers who shouldn't receive it. From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nathan @ GMail Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 6:43 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Best practice for software installation. Single or multiple GPOs Hi Darren, Yes, I should have mentioned that all of the applications are setup in a Computer Configuration software installation setting and are set to Assigned. And I manage all the GPOs. And yes, a few of the GPOs have authority so only a certain few computers install that application while others are installed by all computers on the network. So those with exceptions would need to be installed separately. Thanks Nathan On 2/14/07, Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Nathan- It somewhat depends upon two things-how you target those apps and how you delegate administration of them. If all machines are getting the same set of apps and you have centralized administration of your GPOs ,then putting all the apps in a single GPO is probably a good idea. However, if some machines or users get some apps and not others, or you have OU administrators that need to deploy their own apps, then breaking them up probably makes more sense. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nathan @ GMail Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:17 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Best practice for software installation. Single or multiple GPOs Hi, We use GP to install software. Office, Acrobat, Citrix, Lotus Notes, Virus Software, Flash, Shockwave, Java and others. Now would it be best to have all these in 1 GPO or have each package in its own GPO? Or would you maybe group the different kinds of software into their own GPOs? I know every situation is different but I just want a rough idea of what others do and what sort of works best. TIA Nathan Mae'r e-bost hwn (ac unrhyw atodiadau) yn gyfrinachol a gall gynnwys barn bersonol nad yw'n farn Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gofal Iechyd Gwent oni bai fod hynny wedi ei ddatgan yn benodol Os ydych chi wedi ei dderbyn trwy gamgymeriad, dilewch o'ch system, peidiwch a defnyddio, copio na datgelu'r wybodaeth mewn unrhyw fodd. Hysbyswch y sawl a'i anfonodd am y camgymeriad hwn ar unwaith os gwelwch yn dda. This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of Gwent HealthCare NHS Trust unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, delete it from your system, do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way. Please notify the sender immediately of this error.