How to use Group Policy to remotely install RDScreen in Windows Server 2012 Domain

You can assign a program distribution to users or computers. If you assign the program to a user, it is installed when the user logs on to the computer. When the user first runs the program, the installation is completed. If you assign the program to a computer, it is installed when the computer starts, and it is available to all users who log on to the computer. When a user first runs the program, the installation is completed.

Create a distribution point

To assign RDScreen, you must create a distribution point on the publishing server. To do this, follow these steps:

Create a Group Policy Object

To create a Group Policy Object (GPO) to use to distribute the software package, follow these steps:
  1. Open up the "Group Policy Management" console. You can open it from the start menu by searching with Group Policy Management or you can open Administrative Tools and find "Group Policy Management".
  2. Expand "Forest: [The Forest] > Domains > [The Domain]". Right-click on "Group Policy Objects" and select ‘New’
  3. Type a name for this new policy (for example,RDScreen Distribution), and then press Enter.
  4. Click on the new policy and then select the "Settings" tab from the right-hand pane. There are two configuration headings: "Computer Configuration" and "User Configuration". Right-click anywhere in the panel and select "Edit..."
  5. Expand "User Configuration -> Policies -> Software Settings", right-click on "Software installation" and choose "New -> Package..."
  6. Select the network location of the RDScreen MSI installation file.
  7. In the next dialog that appears select "Assigned" and click "OK"
  8. The RDScreen installer will appear in the "Software installation" panel. (You should wait for a while.)
  9. When the package does appear, double-click on it to open properties and then select the "Deployment" tab.
  10. Click "Install this application at logon" and select "Basic" for the user interface. Click "OK"
  11. Close the "Group Policy Management Editor" window and return to the "Group Policy Management" window. Right click on the domain name in the tree and select "Link an Existing GPO" from the drop-down.
  12. Select the new policy from the list and click "OK"
At the next logon RDScreen will be installed on the users' computers.