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Creating a DIP Deployment Group Policy Object

In a Microsoft Windows Active Directory environment, the Group Policy Object (GPO) method allows you to centrally control how the Desktop Integration Package (DIP) is distributed, installed, updated, and initially configured on end-user computers. You can also decide which DIP features are available and configurable by end-users.

To create a DIP deployment GPO

  1. Download the latest DIP version.

    Note: Ensure that you are currently using recent versions of CES and Coveo .NET Front-End (not necessary when deploying a Coveo Search API hosted JavaScript Search page) and consider upgrading to their latest version to prevent compatibility issues (see Identifying the Coveo Enterprise Search Version, Coveo Enterprise Search 7.0 - Release Notes, Coveo .NET Front-End 12.0 - Release Notes, and Installing Coveo Platform Software Components). Contact Coveo Support for more information.

  2. Using an administrator account that meets the following requirements, connect to the domain server of your organization:

    • Permissions to create and edit group policies on the domain (at least a member of the Group Policy Creator and Owners).

    • Access to the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)

  3. Using the link provided by the Coveo support, download and save the DIP installer file (.exe or .msi) to a folder where all end-users for which you want to deploy the DIP have read and execute permissions.

    Example: Save the file in the [Your _DFS]\SysVol\[Your_Domain]\Policies folder.

  4. You also need a copy of the DIP administrative template file on your server:

    1. Copy the content or download the administrative template file (see Desktop Integration Package GPO Administrative Template File).

    2. Save the file with the file name Coveo Desktop Integration Package Configuration.adm in a folder of your choice on the domain server.

  5. Start the Group Policy Management Console (Start menu > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management).

  6. In the Group Policy Management console:

    1. Open the organizational unit (OU) for which you want to add the DIP deployment GPO.

    2. You can add the DIP deployment to an existing GPO or create a new one, in which case:

      1. Right-click the organizational unit and select Create and Link a GPO Here.

      2. In the New GPO dialog box, enter a name of your choice for the GPO, and then click OK.

        Example: Coveo Desktop Integration Package

    3. Right-click on the newly created or existing GPO to which you want to add the DIP Deployment, and then select Edit.

  7. In Group Policy Object Editor that appears:

    1. In the tree, expand User Configuration > Software Settings.

    2. Right-click Software Installation, and then select New > Package.

    3. In the Open dialog box, select the DIP installer file (Coveo Desktop Integration Package 12 EN.msi) from the folder where you saved it, and then click Open.

    4. In the Deploy Software dialog box that appears, select Assigned to automatically install the DIP on end-user computers at logon, and then click OK.

    5. In the tree under User Configuration, right-click Administrative Templates, and then select Add/Remove Templates.

    6. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click Add.

    7. In the Policy Templates dialog box, select the DIP administrative template file that you saved on the domain server, and then click Open.

    8. Back in the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click Close.

What's Next?

Configure the DIP parameters in the Group Policy Object (see Configuring the Desktop Integration Package GPO).

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