Deploy Windows Agents using Active Directory Group Policy

Overview

In Windows Server operating systems, a Domain Controller (DC) is a server that responds to security authentication requests (logging in, checking permissions, etc.) within a Windows Server domain. A Group Policy Object (GPO) is a collection of settings that define what a system will look like and how it will behave for a defined collection of user of computer objects.

If you have environments, customer devices, or networks that are controlled by Windows Server Active Directory DCs, you can leverage the Active Directory GPO framework to deploy the Datto RMM Agent to Windows devices joined to the domain. This is the quickest and most scalable method of Agent deployment.

NOTE  A standard software installation GPO relies on the availability of the software installer to be attached as a Microsoft Installer (MSI) file. Since the Datto RMM Agent is offered as an EXE file, a standard software installation GPO cannot be used.