If I assign preexisting software with Group Policy, will it be reinstalled?

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I am trying to decide if I want to use Group Policy to assign software applications to computers in my k12 network. My question is, if I assign a software such as DansGuardian and it's already installed on the computer, will it try to reinstall? Or is it smart enough to go past this software and look at the next install on the list? I don't want things held up because the software is reinstalling on the older computers along with the newer computers. I am going to be making a list of all software that should be on ALL computers and assigning at one time. Wise? or Unwise? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi,

U can vey will go with Group Policies to install Software. But before going with Group Policies ensure that ur implimenting in High speed Network, and it will work only with pre Windows 2000 ( 2003, 2000, XP) Mechines only. Please go through the below link.. I think this will work for u…

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/gp/group_policy_software.htm#Product%20life-cycle

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as long as the installation/a[pplication uses the same GUID nfor your GPO assignment, it should bypass installation> I would run a test in a test container to a machine or group of machines first if you have any doubts.
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