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How to configure installation of client components via Group Policies

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NetIQ Advanced Authentication 4.8


How to configure installation of client components via group policies.


  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Create Global Security group (installation group).
  3. Create Group Policy object (GPO).
  4. Link created group with GPO.
    a. Open GPO properties.
    b. Go to Security tab.
    c. Remove Apply Group Policy option for Authenticated Users group.
    d. Add created group and mark Apply Group Policy option for it.
  5. Add MSI package to shared network folder.
  6. Open package properties:
    a. Go to Deployment tab.
    b. Remove option Uninstall this application when it falls out of the scope of management.
    c. Press Advanced button.
    d. Set option Ignore language when deploying this package.
    e. Remove option Make this 32-bit X86 application available to Win64 machines (only for 32-bit packages).
  7. Add computers to installation group
  8. Wait for applying policy (maybe some hours) or make it in hand mode: gpupdate /force
  9. Reboot computers to complete installation*

* Sometimes we need to reboot the operating system twice, here you can see explanation of it.

Additional Information

Formerly known as 0038.


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  • Document ID:7013168
  • Creation Date:28-AUG-13
  • Modified Date:28-AUG-13
    • NetIQAccess Manager (NAM)

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