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Anonymous
April 7, 2005 1:08:18 PM

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I have a strange change in Group Policy that is hurting me bad. I have no
idea where the change came from or how to correct it. I am running a Windows
2000 AD and Forest, but one DC is Windows Server 2003. Here is
what happened.

I am testing deployment of applications in a test OU. I had the applications
set to install at first login. I had only 1 application being installed and
all worked well. I am not sure exactly when the change occurred (possibly
when I installed the new Server 2003 DC?), but I was adding more
applications and they no longer installed at first login. The application
install option is NOW set to "Auto-install this application by file
extension
activation " and is grayed out. Now the applications will only install when
a file of that extension type is opened. I do NOT want this setting, but I
can't find how to go back to my old settings as they are grayed out now.
This
was NOT the previous setting!

PLEASE HELP.

Steve

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Anonymous
April 7, 2005 2:10:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

Never mind. After more experimenting I have it working now. It seems Win 2K3
AD GPO's work differently and I figured it out. I had to add the software
install to the User section instead of the Computer section.

"Steve Gould" <steve.gould(at)apawood.org> wrote in message
news:%23Nz%23Tw4OFHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I have a strange change in Group Policy that is hurting me bad. I have no
> idea where the change came from or how to correct it. I am running a
> Windows
> 2000 AD and Forest, but one DC is Windows Server 2003. Here is
> what happened.
>
> I am testing deployment of applications in a test OU. I had the
> applications
> set to install at first login. I had only 1 application being installed
> and
> all worked well. I am not sure exactly when the change occurred (possibly
> when I installed the new Server 2003 DC?), but I was adding more
> applications and they no longer installed at first login. The application
> install option is NOW set to "Auto-install this application by file
> extension
> activation " and is grayed out. Now the applications will only install
> when
> a file of that extension type is opened. I do NOT want this setting, but I
> can't find how to go back to my old settings as they are grayed out now.
> This
> was NOT the previous setting!
>
> PLEASE HELP.
>
> Steve
>
>
>
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