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Is it possible to deploy all MSI packages within a folder-share to a group of computers, with a single group-policy object?

If so, how?

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If a computer startup script is acceptable, a simple batch file like: FOR %%A IN (\\server\path\msis\*.msi) DO ( msiexec /i "%%A" /qn ) -- however I suspect you want a bit more control that that. :) –  jscott Mar 28 '12 at 16:01

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Do you mean as separate and distinct Software Install packages in the same GPO or as a single, monolithic install? If it's the former then yes, if it's the latter then no.

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+1. The latter is "no" unless he creates a "wrapper" MSI which pulls in the subordinate MSIs in the directory. –  jscott Mar 28 '12 at 15:58

It's easy, just use the Assigned Applications feature in Group Policy to push out the MSIs.

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