This article describes how to setup a Group Policy for network users. The group policy will run a script file when the computer is rebooted or a user logs on which will install the new Enterprise Instant Messenger client.
Configuring the Batch
- Browse out to C: \Program Files\Passageways\Enterprise Instant Messenger\
- Copy Logon.bat and pweimclient.msi to a shared drive.
- Right click on Logon.bat select Edit. (Edit everything in Bold)
- msiexec /i "\\file server\mysharedfolder\pweimclient_126.96.36.199.msi" INSTALLLOCATION="%PROGRAMFILES%\Passageways\Enterprise Instant Messenger" ALLUSERS="" EIM_INPUT_PORTALURL="http://PortalURL" /qn
Setting a Group Policy
- Go the Start menu, Programs then Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
- In the console tree, right-click the domain or organizational unit for which you want to set the Group Policy.
- Click Properties, and then click the Group Policy tab.
- Click New and name the new group policy EIMClientDeployment.
- Select the EIMClientDeployment group policy that you just created and Click Edit.
- In the Navigation Tree select Computer Configuration or User Configuration, open Software Settings.
Computer Configuration: Requires each computer on the network to be rebooted for the group policy to take place.
User Configuration: Requires the user to sign on to the computer for the group policy to take place.
- Right-click the Software Installation node, and then click Properties.
- In the Software Installation Properties dialog box, click the General tab, and then browse to the location of Login.bat. Select the Login.bat.
- In the New Packages section, select Publish.
- NOTE: This specifies that when you add the MSI, by default you want it published with standard package properties.
- In the Installation User Interface Options group box and select Basic.
- Click OK
NOTE: The end result is that when the computer is rebooted or when a user logs off, then logs back in, the new Enterprise Instant Messenger will be installed in the background without the user knowing. The Group Policy will run every time a computer is rebooted or when a user signs in until the group policy is removed.