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Active Directory - Scheduled Task Insightful deployment

A guide on installing Insightful package using a scheduled PowerShell script.

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Written by Uros Maksimovic
Updated over a week ago

When you cannot deploy Insightful using a regular GPO Software Installation method you can follow the steps from this article to successfully deploy our software.

Recommended use cases

We recommend using this deployment type in certain use cases, a few of them being when you: ​

  1. Have remote computers connecting to a VPN using some software.

  2. Don't want to run all computers under single Organization account in Insightful.

  3. Have slow network at a remote site / office.

❗Note: For our scheduled task to succeed there are a few conditions that will need to be met. Triggers for the scheduled task should be set right, so that the scheduled task is executed while the computer is connected to the VPN and be connected long enough for the process to be finished. This process requires a few more steps than a regular GPO Software installation method but it is much more effective in today's remote environment.


General steps are the following: ​

  1. Place Insightful MSI file* on the network.

  2. Download and place PowerShell script on the network - you can download it here.

  3. Create GPO** for Scheduled Task.

  4. Deploy GPO.

If you need additional guidance, you can find detailed steps and basic troubleshooting in the detailed guide by clicking here.

πŸ‘‰ An MSI file, which stands for Microsoft Installer, is a database file used by the Windows Installer service in Windows operating systems. It contains information necessary for the installation of software on a Windows system.

πŸ‘‰ GPO, or Group Policy Object, is a feature in Microsoft Windows operating systems enabling administrators to define and manage system settings for users and computers within an Active Directory environment.

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