Setting up a domain controller for deployment

Article:HOWTO94434  |  Created: 2013-12-03  |  Updated: 2014-05-15  |  Article URL
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Setting up a domain controller for deployment

When the download is complete, the domain controller must be set up for the deployment. Three steps are involved in this process:

  • Creating a Distribution Point

  • Creating a group policy Object

  • Assigning a Package

The procedures for accomplishing these tasks are well documented in Microsoft the support knowledge base. The knowledge base article :

How to use group policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows Server 2008

The article covers how to:

  • Create a Distribution Point.

  • Create a group policy Object.

  • Assign a Package.

  • Publish a Package.


    The Redistributable Package does not support publishing a package.

  • Redeploy a Package.

  • Remove a Package.


    The administrator must complete the removal of an installation within the management console.

  • Troubleshoot.

Another Microsoft article that may be useful in preparing for an Active Directory deployment is:

How to assign software to a specific group by using group policy

See Deploying using Active Directory

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