How to use Group Policy to remotely install Printer Installer Client with Windows Server 2003 / 2008

Installing the Printer Installer Client with a Group Policy software installation package is very easy.  Simply follow the steps below.

Printer Installer

  1. Open the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\client\setup folder on the web server.  In the folder is a config.ini that is used to specify the home directory of the Printer Installer Client, so that the Printer Installer Client knows what page to open to when users click the Start, programs, Printer Installer, "Add Printer" item or the system tray icon.  Only the home directory value is required:  Example:  HomeURL=\\yourserver.com
  2. Edit the config.ini file to reflect your webserver url then place PrinterInstallerClient.msi and the config.ini file in a distribution folder.
  3. Follow the steps in this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102 to setup the Group Policy Software Installation Package