Deploy the Workplace Chat MSI for your organization using group policies
The MSI (Microsoft Installer) is an installer package file format used by Windows for the installation, storage and deletion of programs.
The installer has the following deployment features for Workplace Chat:
- Installs an installer in program files.
- Sets a registry setting to run the installer on log in.
- Optionally runs the installer. If you don't want this step (ex: the MSI is running by some provisioning system across many PCs), then run with "START=N". For example: msiexec /i WorkplaceChat.msi START=N.
- By default the app will run on first start which we recommend, but you can disable it with msiexec /i WorkplaceChat.msi INSTALLEROPTS="/S" which runs the installer in silent mode.
To deploy the Workplace Chat MSI for your organization:
- Download the Workplace Chat MSI.
- Copy the MSI to a shared folder so that the installer can be deployed over the network.
- Open the Group Policy Management tool.
- Expand Forest - Domains - <your domain>.
- Right click <your domain> and select Create GPO in this domain, and Link it here...
- Choose an appropriate name for the Group Policy and click OK.
- Right click the group policy that you've just created and click Edit.
- Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Software Settings > Software installation.
- Right click Software installation and select New - Package.
- Browse to the shared folder, select the Workplace Chat MSI and click Open.
- Choose the appropriate option.
- Close the Group Policy Management Editor.
- Right click the group policy again and select Enforced.
- Open up a command line prompt and enter gpupdate/force to update the group policies.
- Restart the server when asked by the command line.