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Windows 7: Is it possible to deploy packages over the network with Windows 7?

22 Jun 2010   #1
Decker87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Is it possible to deploy packages over the network with Windows 7?

Hi all. I write a lot of programs on the side for myself and friends. I would like to be able to use the network deployment as shown here: Deploying a MSI through GPO

However, it seems in Windows 7 doesn't allow me to create new group policy objects. Is this even possible in Windows 7 Professional?


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22 Jun 2010   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You need active directory (ie: Server 2003/2008, etc) in order to create a group policy object. What server do you have that's running AD?
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22 Jun 2010   #3
Decker87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You need active directory (ie: Server 2003/2008, etc) in order to create a group policy object. What server do you have that's running AD?
I don't. It's just my personal computer.
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22 Jun 2010   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can't push MSIs without active directory. You need some sort of server to control everything.
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22 Jun 2010   #5
Decker87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You can't push MSIs without active directory. You need some sort of server to control everything.
If I do get active directory, can I make MSI's available to users that are not part of my AD, but are just connected to the same LAN?
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22 Jun 2010   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No. Instead of messing with this, just create a workgroup and use RDP to remote into those computers and then install the MSI that way.
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