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    Software Deployments, Moving and Tidying

    Hi all,
    I have two questions regarding Software deployment in GP.
    I've not done anything too fancy so my GPO deployment list looks like:

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    Product1 - Version2 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Product1 - Version1 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Product2 - Version3 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Product2 - Version2 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Product2 - Version1 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Product3 - Version1 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Product4 - Version1 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Product5 - Version1 - Assigned - \\server\share\install Location
    Now very soon I shall be replacing the server where all my software installs are located. Is there a way to change the source path? Or do I need to totally fake it by moving the install files to the new server, remove the old server from the network then create a DNS alias with the old server's name and point it to the new server.

    Secondly. When I get an upgrade to a piece of software I deploy it as an upgrade (at least according to GP, realistically all upgrades are effectively new installs). Can I remove the old GP deployments (selecting "Do not uninstall software, just prevent new installations" to prevent complications) then delete the install files to reclaim disk space.

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    On your first point, there is no way to change the path that I know of. It's for this reason that I always use a DFS path when deploying software. DNS alias might work but I'd test it in advance to be sure that authentication doesn't get it's knickers in a twist.

    Not too sure about your second point as I never deploy anything as an upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    It's for this reason that I always use a DFS path when deploying software. .
    Hmm.. That's a really good point. A good 5 years too lat for me but a good idea none the less.

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