What are the client installation options that are presented to users in the Client Installation wizard when using Group Policy?
When using Group Policy to install a client, the following installation options may be presented to users in the Client Installation wizard:
- Assign: This option installs the client software automatically without any user interaction. It is typically used in situations where the user does not have administrative access to their computer.
- Publish: This option makes the client software available to the user, but does not install it automatically. The user can then choose to install the software at their convenience.
- Advanced: This option allows the user to customize the installation by selecting additional components or specifying installation options. It is typically used by advanced users who require additional configuration options.
- Repair: This option repairs an existing installation of the client software. It can be used to fix issues with the installation or to upgrade to a newer version of the software.
- Remove: This option removes the client software from the user's computer. It can be used to uninstall the software or to clean up a failed installation.
Overall, the Client Installation wizard provides users with several options for installing, customizing, repairing, or removing client software through Group Policy. The specific options presented may vary depending on the configuration of the policy and the software being installed.
You can configure the installation options that are presented to users in the Client Installation wizard by using Group Policy. For example, you could create one Group Policy object (GPO)
at the domain level that provides users with a minimal set of installation options, and another for users within a specific OU, which provides the users with additional options. If Group Policy settings conflict, the GPO created at the OU level will override the GPO created at the domain level.
The following Slide Show demonstrates how to configure client installation options:
Group Policy object (GPO):
A collection of group policy settings. Group policy objects are essentially the documents created by the Group Policy snap-in, a Windows 2000 utility. Group Policy objects are stored at the domain level, and they affect users and computers contained in sites, domains, and organizational units. In addition, each Windows 2000 computer has exactly one group of settings stored locally, called the local Group Policy object.