Set Group Policy Software Installation defaults

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

To set Group Policy Software Installation defaults

  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Software installation.


    • Group Policy object/Computer Configuration (or User Configuration)/Software Settings/Software installation
  3. Click Properties, and on the General tab specify the following options:

    • In Default package location, specify the default software distribution point.

    • In New packages, specify how to add new packages to user settings. By default, packages can either be published or assigned. (To computers, they can only be assigned). If you want to select these options for each package, click Display the Deploy Software dialog box. For even more control on a per-package basis, click Advanced.

    • In Installation user interface options, click Basic or Maximum, depending on how apparent you want the installation process to be to the users.


  • 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.

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


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