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MSI GPO Deployment Upgrade [message #389552] Thu, 11 February 2010 13:22 Go to next message
tkutil  is currently offline tkutil
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I deploy Adobe Reader via GPO. I want to upgrade Adobe Reader. Should I
create a new Adobe GP and select update the old Adobe GP? If I do this can I
delete the old GP at some point? Is there a better way to use GP to update
software?
Re: MSI GPO Deployment Upgrade [message #389881 is a reply to message #389552] Fri, 12 February 2010 00:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
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Howdie!

tkutil wrote:
> I deploy Adobe Reader via GPO. I want to upgrade Adobe Reader. Should I
> create a new Adobe GP and select update the old Adobe GP? If I do this can I
> delete the old GP at some point? Is there a better way to use GP to update
> software?

How did you configure the initial Software Installation GP? Did you
check the "Remove when policy falls out of scope" box? If so, you could
pretty much unlink the initial GP and then roll out the new software
installation.

Cheers,
Florian
Re: MSI GPO Deployment Upgrade [message #390088 is a reply to message #389881] Fri, 12 February 2010 08:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tkutil  is currently offline tkutil
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Yes. I have done that in the past with other programs. I wasn't sure if there
is a benefit to going the upgrade route and then wondered how long the old GP
has to stay around or how you know when to remove it.

"Florian Frommherz [MVP]" wrote:

> Howdie!
>
> tkutil wrote:
> > I deploy Adobe Reader via GPO. I want to upgrade Adobe Reader. Should I
> > create a new Adobe GP and select update the old Adobe GP? If I do this can I
> > delete the old GP at some point? Is there a better way to use GP to update
> > software?
>
> How did you configure the initial Software Installation GP? Did you
> check the "Remove when policy falls out of scope" box? If so, you could
> pretty much unlink the initial GP and then roll out the new software
> installation.
>
> Cheers,
> Florian
> .
>
Re: MSI GPO Deployment Upgrade [message #391711 is a reply to message #390088] Mon, 15 February 2010 01:02 Go to previous message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
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Howdie!

tkutil wrote:
> Yes. I have done that in the past with other programs. I wasn't sure if there
> is a benefit to going the upgrade route and then wondered how long the old GP
> has to stay around or how you know when to remove it.

That update route is interesting if most of the files stay the same and
you only replace a couple of files there. You'd have to re-roll out
the whole package which results in all clients to re-install it (which
probably isn't what you want). You'd probably want to roll out those
changes in batches.

Cheers,
Florian
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