Assign an Application
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
To assign an application
Open Group Policy Software Installation.
In the console tree, right-click Software installation , point to New , and then click Package .
In the Open dialog box, use the search boxes to find the application you want to deploy, click the Windows Installer package, and then click Open .
In the Deploy Software dialog box, click Assigned , and then click OK .
To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.
The Open dialog box shows the packages that are located at a software distribution point that you specify as the default.
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 .
Administrators are responsible for securing that location using technologies such as IPSEC and using file servers with mutual authentication such as Kerberos to prevent spoofing or tampering on the wire.