Adding computers to an organizational unit and installation software

Article:HOWTO55431  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55431
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Adding computers to an organizational unit and installation software

You can add computers to an organizational unit. When the computers restart, the client software installation process begins. When users log on to the computers, the client software installation process completes. The group policy update, however, is not instantaneous, so it may take time for this policy to propagate. The procedure, however, contains the commands that you can run on the client computers to update the policy on demand.

See Installing clients with Active Directory Group Policy Object.

To add computers to the organizational unit and install software

  1. On the Windows Taskbar, click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the Active Directory Users and Computers window, in the console tree, locate one or more computers to add to the organizational unit that you created for GPO installation.

    Computers first appear in the Computers organizational unit.

  3. Drag and drop the computers into the organization unit that you created for the installation.

  4. Close the Active Directory Users and Computers window.

  5. To quickly apply the changes to the client computers (for testing), open a command prompt on the client computers.

  6. Type one of the following commands, and then press Enter.

    • On the computers that run Windows 2000, type secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy.

    • On the computers that run Windows XP and later, type gpupdate.

  7. Click OK.


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