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    installing applications on a user’s desktop

    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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