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How to assign Software Packages to users in Group Policy Management Editor

This article explains how to assign a software package to users through Group Policy Management Editor. For our example, we want to assign Office 2010 to the HR Group Policy Object (GPO).

Procedure

Navigate to Start – Administrative Tools – Group Policy Management.

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Group Policy Management opens. Right click relevant GPO (in our case, HR GPO) and click ‘Edit’.

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Group Policy Management Editor opens. Navigate to Computer Configuration\Policies\Software Settings. Right click Software installation and select New – Package from the drop down list.

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The Open dialog box appears. Navigate to and select the required package. You then open the package and specify that you want to assign it. Select Open.

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In the Deploy Software dialog box, select the Assigned radio button. Click OK.

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The Microsoft Office 2010 software package has now been assigned to the HR GPO.

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