Windows 2000/2003 Server with Active Directory Support
Active Directory is a feature of Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2003 Server.
Group Policy, a component of Active Directory, includes a Software Installation snap-in that
enables an administrator to create a network installation. The administrator can use this feature
to install software to Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista clients only. The snap-
in cannot be used to install software to clients with older versions of the Windows operating
In general, Active Directory supports three main installation scenarios: Publish to Users, Assign
to Users, and Assign to Computers. The software components of Scan to PC Desktop support the
Assign to Computers scenario only. This will successfully install the software on next system
Installation can be delayed on Windows XP clients when the administrator enables logon
optimization for group policy: for this type of installation, an entry can be viewed in the event
log after the first reboot. The installation takes place silently, and the software is installed for all
users of the given computer.
The screenshot above illustrates this case.
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