Deploying a new version of a software via Group Policy
I deploy common software like Java, Flash, Adobe Reader etc. on the network via MSIs through Group Policies. I'd like to know if there is a recommended way of deploying a later release/version of a software
1) unassign the current deployment from its GPO, create a new Group Policy Object for the new release, attach the new GPO to the OU
2) unassign the current deployment from its GPO, specify the new MSI to the same GPO
I deployed a recent Java update using method 2 and some computers (Windows 7 Ent. 64 bit) had issues e.g. some took forever uninstalling the existing version, others seemed to have installed the newer version (as shown in Add/Remove programs) but the browser thought it wasn't. Anyone else experienced this?
Servers are Windows 2008 R2.