This article details the steps involved with configuring an Active Directory domain controller to deploy the ClickView Player MSI across the network. This is a guide based on the original Microsoft Group Policy setup using a standard MSI package. The steps below may also apply to other operating systems.
NOTE: In some environments, you may be required to make your own customisations on your deployment script(s). The Network Administrator of these networks will need to identify and make the required customisations to successfully deploy the MSI package on these networks.
Deploying the MSI
The following steps run through a basic guide on Windows Server 2008 R2 active directory deployment & ClickView Player.
1. Download the latest version of the ClickView Player MSI package.
2. Log on to your institution's Active Directory domain controller.
3. Click on Start, then Administrative Tools, then Group Policy Management.
4. Expand Forest, then click on Domains, then the [domain.name] and right-click on Group Policy Objects.
5. In the context menu, select New.
6. Name the new group policy object, and then click OK.
7. Right-click on the newly created group policy object and select Edit. In here, navigate down to Computer Configuration, then Policies, Software Settings and then Software Installation. Right-click on the pane to the right and select New, then Package.
8. Enter in the UNC path (this MUST not be a local path) of the installation file of ClickView Player.
9. Select the default option in the next window (Assigned) and click OK.
10. After a few seconds, the ClickView Player should show up in the installation list. Minimize the Group Policy Management Editor.
11. Create a group in Active Directory Users and Computers containing all computers to which the ClickView Player must be deployed to (or if an existing group already exists, skip to next step).
12. Restore the Group Policy Management window, select the freshly created object (which can be found under Forest, then Domains, then the [domain.name] and finally Group Policy Objects) and drag this object onto the domain further up in the list, which should then show the object listed directly under the domain. The last step is to add the group mentioned in Step 10 to the Security Filtering option on the Scope tab for this particular object (see figure below).
13. Once the above has been done, go to one of the workstations which require the ClickView Player.
14. Open up a command prompt window.
- Click Start, then Run and type cmd. Click OK.
15. Execute the command gpupdate /force, and then restart the machine.
The ClickView Player should now be installed, and will deploy itself to the remaining workstations within the group of computers.