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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Deploying Software through a GPO

It’s difficult enough to manage applications on a stand-alone computer. It seems that the process of installing, configuring, and uninstalling applications is never finished. Add in the hassle of computer reboots and reinstalling corrupted applications, and the reduction in productivity can be very real.

Software administrators who manage software in network environments have even more concerns:

  • First and foremost, they must determine which applications specific users require.
  • Then, IT departments must purchase the appropriate licenses for the software and acquire any necessary media.
  • Next, the systems administrators need to actually install the applications on users’ machines. This process generally involves ...

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