I am just starting out with packaging and would like to package Firefox 5.0.1, we use GPO normally. What would best practices be in order to deploy Firefox? Windows XP on closed network. When should I uninstall the old software first then re-install new, is there any best practices for different applicaitons?

I will also be tested by my boss shortly so any other help, tips and "don't forget to's" would be greatly appreciated, I have about a week or so to learn.

Thanks in advance for the assistance.
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I have about a week or so to learnWhoever gave you that deadline clearly knows nothing of the steep learning curve associated with packaging. These half-wits think it's just a question of a click here, a click there and the job's done.

You will find that curve even steeper unless you know the fundamentals first. Get hold of Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide To Windows Installer and digest that.

As for GP, you hopefully know that deployment is (well, ought to be!) controlled by group membership. Removing members from a deployment group should - provided the correct option was selected when the link was created - trigger an uninstallation of the associated application. I know some sites use the 'Upgrade' functionality in GP but having been stung twice with different applications (luckily, in small pilot groups both times), I avoid that like the plague.
Answered 08/04/2011 by: VBScab
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