How to Deploy QuarkXPress through a Group Policy Startup Scripts Under Windows 2003 Server

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How to Deploy QuarkXPress through a Group Policy Startup Scripts Under Windows 2003 Server

Useful for:

  • Mass Deployments of QuarkXPress 7 and 8 site licenses using Windows 2003 Server.

Procedure:
Follow these steps to deploy QuarkXPress using a Group Policy Startup Script:

  1. Extract the contents of the GPO.zip file (contact Quark Support for file) to a folder of your choice.
  2. Rename the silent.bat1 to silent.bat.
  3. Rename the Install.vbs1 to Install.vbs.
  4. Share the QuarkXPress Installer on a global location so that it is accessible to all domain users. This can be shared on the domain controller itself. For example, suppose the Installer is shared at: \\public_share\Quark_Setup\

    Note: this path will be used in the install.vbs logon script.
  5. Place the attached silent.bat file in the following location:

    \\public_share\Quark_Setup\shared folder

To Set up your Windows 2003 for Domain controller:

  1. Go to Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. Select the quark.com Properties and go to the Group Policy tab.
  3. Create a new Group policy, and name it 'Install QuarkXPress'.
  4. Select the 'Install QuarkXPress' Group Policy and click Edit.
  5. In the GPO Editor that opens, go to User Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts.
  6. Open the Logon Properties in the right pane.
  7. Click on the Add button and browse for the Install.vbs script.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Close the GPO Editor console

To set up the Client machines:

  1. Login as the Domain user.
  2. The QuarkXPress setup will silently
  3. Wait for the installation to complete and the shortcut to appear on desktop.
Note: The attached script (Install.vbs) includes an instruction that tells it not to launch if QuarkXPress is already installed.
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  • Topic #: 30026-1170
  • Date Created: 11/20/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 09/05/2016
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