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Deploying a Managed Software Environment

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

By using Group Policy–based software management, you can centrally deploy, install, and manage applications throughout an organization. From a central location, you can also perform routine maintenance tasks such as upgrading, patching, and removing applications without going to individual workstations. You can also configure Software Restriction Policies to prevent users from running unknown or dangerous programs.

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  • For information about deploying Group Policy and using the new Group Policy Management console (GPMC) MMC snap-in, see "Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure" in this book.

  • For more information about managing Group Policy–based software deployment, see the Windows Security Collection of the Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference (or see the Windows Security Collection on the Web at http://www.microsoft.com/reskit).

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