2024 Update Rollup 1

Deploying Microsoft Installer PackagesPermanent link for this heading

Microsoft Installer packages can be distributed in several different ways:

  • Microsoft Windows Active Directory used for assigning software to users or computers
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)
  • Third party tools for software distribution

This document describes the assigning of software via the Microsoft Windows Active Directory. Microsoft recommends it as the preferred method in a secure network environment.

Microsoft Windows Active Directory must be available in order to deploy MSI packages using Microsoft Windows Active Directory.