When I deliver a package through a GPO sometimes the software doesn't install properly on all the computers. Is there a way to force the software to reinstall on that particular computer again without having to redistribute the app to all the machines that are in that group? Removing the computer from the software group and then re-adding it again doesn't seem to do the trick.

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Removing them and readding them should work. Have the user reboot between removal & readding.


If its a per user install you can remove it through Add or Remove Programs, and then reinstall it from the Add New Software tab.


Create a group in AD set your package to deny read access to that group in GP. Add user/computer to group, have them restart, remove them, have them restart again.
Answered 06/09/2005 by: Bladerun
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Hi, I searched and search for this too. this is what i came up with. If you remove the key for the app that you want to reinstall from here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\AppMgmt

On the computer next reboot that software will reinstall.
Good luck

Answered 06/20/2005 by: draaku
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