Maybe my first time posting.

I'd like to create a group policy that will install the RSA client on new W2K8 R2 servers as they're joined to the network. Before the client can be installed I need to have a new local group created and have the local administrator account placed into that group. I'm hoping to create a script which allow all of this to be done via group policy.

1. To create the group I initially thought I'd use a batch file to create the group:

net localgroup "group name" /add

2. From here I'd have the account added to the new group:

net localgroup "group name" "user name" /add

3. I need to launch the RSA client installation via group policy using its .msi file.

I've run across some vBscript options:

4. This script creates the group and adds the user to the group.

strComputer = "atl-ws-01"
Set objGroup = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "/group name")
Set objUser = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "/user name")

This is looking to be two separate processes unless I choose to create a batch file and run it manually with the .msi files. So I'm wondering if anyone would have any ideas on how best to perform these steps using a group policy which I'm thinking confines me to a vbscript startup script.

Any responses appreciated.

Answer Summary:
Use a VBScript to trigger the installation from SYSVOL
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By RSA client are you meaning the Kace agent?

Answered 06/06/2012 by: dugullett
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Software RSA Authentication Agent perhaps?

Answered 06/06/2012 by: etipton
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VbScript would be a better choice. Keep the msi available in SYSVOL.Trigger the vbscript that creates the group and adds the admin account and finally triggers the msi from SYSVOL.

Answered 06/14/2012 by: adilrathore
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