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    installing applications on a user’s desktop

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    by thetechman2014 ·

    I’m trying to understand desktop support and I’d like to get a job doing it.
    On a windows network with active directory. How do you install software on a user’s pc. I know many users usually can’t install apps. If I’m not mistaken the desktop would have a software center or a store but I want to say a normal user probably wouldn’t have the ability to do installs. But it seems to me if you log on under your user id and install the app wouldn’t that just install it under your user profile and not the actual user who needs the application?

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      Remember that many concepts can’t be written at length here.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to installing applications on a user’s desktop

      I can’t substitute for the training you should complete for Windows Server. So here’s the quick answer:

      “To install software on a user’s PC in a Windows network with Active Directory, you can use Group Policy to deploy software to multiple computers or users within your organization. Here are the steps to follow:

      1. Create a shared network folder where the installation files will be stored.
      2. Create a Group Policy Object (GPO) and link it to the appropriate Organizational Unit (OU) that contains the user or computer account you want to deploy the software to.
      3. In the GPO, configure the software installation settings under Computer Configuration or User Configuration, depending on whether you want to deploy the software to computers or users.
      4. Specify the path to the shared network folder where the installation files are stored.
      5. Choose whether to deploy the software when the user logs on or when the computer starts up.
      6. Save and apply the GPO to the OU containing the user or computer account.

      Once the GPO is applied, the software will be automatically installed on the user’s PC during the next logon or startup. Note that the user’s PC must be connected to the network and have appropriate permissions to access the shared network folder containing the installation files.”

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      Reply To: installing applications on a user’s desktop

      by muhammadhaseeb18051998 ·

      In reply to installing applications on a user’s desktop

      Application Deployment Tools: Organizations often use application deployment tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Group Policy to centrally manage software installations. These tools allow system administrators to control software deployment across the network.

      Application Packaging: Before deploying software, it is usually packaged into a format that is compatible with the deployment tools. Packaging involves creating an installer package or a software deployment package that contains all the necessary files and configurations required for installation.

      Group Policy Deployment: One common method is to use Group Policy to deploy software. Group Policy allows administrators to define policies that apply to specific groups of users or computers. By creating a Group Policy Object (GPO) and specifying the software installation settings within it, the software can be automatically installed when the user logs in to their computer.

      System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM): SCCM is a comprehensive system management tool that provides more advanced capabilities for software deployment. With SCCM, administrators can create software packages and deploy them to specific collections of computers or users. SCCM also allows for more granular control over the installation process, including pre-installation checks, dependencies, and reporting.

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      How to install software on a user’s PC in a Windows network with Active Dir

      by thomascbooker ·

      In reply to installing applications on a user’s desktop

      There are a few ways to install software on a user’s PC in a Windows network with Active Directory.

      Use Group Policy. This is the most common way to install software on a large number of computers. You can create a Group Policy Object (GPO) that specifies the software that should be installed, and then deploy the GPO to the computers. This will ensure that all of the computers in the domain have the same software installed.
      Use a software deployment tool. There are a number of software deployment tools available, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Altiris Deployment Suite. These tools allow you to remotely install software on computers, and they can also be used to manage software updates and licenses.
      Log on as the user. If you need to install software on a user’s PC that they don’t have permission to install, you can log on to the PC as the user. This will give you the necessary permissions to install the software.
      If you log on as your own user ID and install the app, it will install under your user profile. This means that the other user will not be able to see or use the app. To avoid this, you can install the app in a shared location, such as a network share. This will allow all users to access the app.

      Here are some additional tips for installing software on a user’s PC in a Windows network with Active Directory:

      Make sure that the software is compatible with the user’s PC.
      Test the software before you deploy it to all of the computers.
      Create a documentation that describes how to install and use the software.
      Provide support to users who have problems installing or using the software.
      I hope this helps!

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