Assign an application

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

To assign an application

  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Software installation, point to New, and then click Package.


    • Group Policy object\Computer Configuration (or User Configuration)\Software Settings\Software installation
  3. In the Open dialog box, click the Windows Installer package, and then click Open.

  4. In the Deploy Software dialog box, click Assigned, and then click OK.


  • To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group.

  • To open Group Policy Software Installation, see Related Topics.

  • The Open dialog box shows the packages that are located at a software distribution point that you specify as the default. For instructions on how to set the default software distribution point, see Related Topics.

  • If the Windows Installer package is located on a different shared network directory, navigate to the correct software distribution point in the Open dialog box, click the package, and then click Open.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Set Group Policy Software Installation defaults
Open Group Policy Software Installation
Open Group Policy Object Editor
Group Policy Software Installation overview
Group Policy Software Installation