How to reduce the burden on the network management? Win2003 distribution function to help


In the LAN, the huge workload caused by the endless software installation, upgrade, maintenance, and deletion of the workstation, and the security problems that may arise from it, have always been a headache for all network administrators. If you are also a webmaster, then you may wish to use this article to experience the magicality of "software distribution". Simply put, the distribution function is the function of sending software distributions to workstations. In the past, many network administrators adopted a shared approach, but the security risks caused by sharing often became the pain of the network administrator. At this point, if you try to use the distribution feature, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that the software installation of the workstation will be easy and safe.

Suppose now that a network administrator wants to distribute the "Windows Server 2003 Administration Toolkit" program in the domain to all workstations, then the following settings should be made.

First, set the shared directory

In order to maximize the management of access rights, you should first create a new directory in the disk using NTFS partition format, and named "lds; Tools" & rdquo; Then copy the Adminpak.msi program from the “I386 directory of the Windows Server 2003 installation CD to the “Tools$” directory. Then set the share permissions for this directory, “Authenticated Users” group is readable, &ld;;Administrator” group is fully controlled.

Tip: The distributed software must be an MSI package file. If you want to package non-MSI files into MSI files, you can use InstallShield and other tools to complete this conversion.

Second, set group policy

Log in to the DC (domain controller) as a domain administrator, and then click “ Start → Programs & Rarr; Management Tools & Rarr; Active Directory Users and Computers & rdquo; menu item, right click on in the pop-up window, and select “ attribute & rdquo; in the pop-up menu. Click the “New” button in the "Properties" window and name the newly created Group Policy object <;Software”.

Then select Software and click the "Edit" button below, click on the "Group Policy Editor" window, click "User Configuration & Rarr; Software Settings & Rarr; Software Installation" . Then right-click on <;Software Installation" and select “Properties> in the pop-up menu. In the "Software Installation Properties" dialog box, manually enter “computer name share file name”, then select “display deployment software dialog box" and “ basic” two (see figure).
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