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How to Install Configuration Manager Clients Using Group Policy

Updated: January 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

You can use Active Directory Group Policy to publish or assign the Configuration Manager 2007 client to install on computers in your enterprise. When you assign the Configuration Manager 2007 client to computers by using Group Policy, the client installs when the computer first starts. When you publish the Configuration Manager 2007 client to users by using Group Policy, the client displays in the control panel Add or Remove Programs dialog box of the user’s computer, from where the user can install it.

The Windows Installer executable Ccmsetup.msi is used for Group Policy-based installations. This file is found in the folder <ConfigMgr installation directory>\bin\i386 on the Configuration Manager 2007 site server. It is not possible to add properties to this file to modify installation behavior.

If the Active Directory Schema is extended for Configuration Manager 2007 and Publish this site in Active Directory Domain Services is selected in the Advanced tab of the Site Properties dialog box then client computers will automatically search Active Directory for installation properties.

If the Active Directory schema has not been extended, then you can use the procedures specified in How to Provision Configuration Manager Client Installation Properties using Group Policy and How to Assign Configuration Manager Clients to a Site to store installation properties in the registry of computers which will be used when the Configuration Manager 2007 client is installed.

For information about using Active Directory Group Policy to install software, refer to your Microsoft Windows server documentation.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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