I know it's possible to run and stop services that are already installed, but is it possible to install a brand new service with a given executable?


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It depends.

Depending on your AD environment, you can deploy lots of applications through GPO using SMS, which is now SCCM; or you can do it plainly (and painstakingly old-school using self-built packages). It depends on if your infrastructure already supports deploying applications or if you need to build a Frankenstein solution.

Here's the MS article on how to do it with old-school GPO methods:


Note: you need to be careful about the GPO permissions to be able to deploy the applications properly. In some cases, you'll need to apply the GPO security permissions to both computer and user groups.

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