Add applications for deployment to client computers

To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Admins security group.

From the server:

  1. Open Server Management. To open Server Management, click Start, and then click Server Management.
  2. In the console pane, double-click Shares (Local).
  3. In the details pane, select ClientApps.
    noteNote
    The ClientApps folder is the default location for installing client applications. If you choose another location, ensure that it has the proper share and folder permissions. Domain users should have Full Control share permissions. Users and Groups should have Read and Execute permissions on the folder, and you must apply these permissions to subfolders. For more information, see "Share Permissions" at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=53394).
  4. Click Add a Shared Folder to start the Add Shared Folder Wizard and create a folder for the application.
    You can also create a new folder within an existing shared folder.
  5. Insert the application setup disk into the appropriate drive on the computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003, and perform an administrative installation or copy the contents of the client application to the folder that you created.
    If the application has an administrative setup mode, you must use it to install applications.

Sample Implementation

Bob wants to deploy Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 on the Windows Small Business Server network. He uses the Add Shared Folder Wizard to create a shared folder called Office 2003.

Bob inserts the Office Professional Edition 2003 Disc 1 into drive E of the computer running Windows Small Business Server. He then clicks Start, clicks Run, and types E:\Setup.exe \a, which starts Office Setup in administrative mode.

Company contact information and the product identification number that Bob provides can be applied to later installations.

Run the Set Up Client Applications Wizard

After the client application is copied to the shared folder, you can run the Set Up Client Applications Wizard to edit the application name and installation details.

  1. Start the Set Up Client Applications Wizard. To start the Set Up Client Applications Wizard, click Start, and then click Server Management. In the console tree, click Client Computers, and then in the details pane, click Set Up Client Applications.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the wizard.

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