Deploying SafeSync to Desktops and Laptops

Administrators can push SafeSync to the desktops or laptops (Mac or PC) of their end-users using an MSI file.


The MSI file includes the SafeSync client and the SafeSync for Outlook extension.

  1. Log on to the Active Directory server with an account with sufficient privileges.

    For example, a system administrator account.

  2. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers management console.
  3. Right-click the domain for the network’s Active Directory server.
  4. Click Properties.

    The Domain Properties screen appears.

  5. Click Group Policies.
  6. Click New to create a new group policy.
  7. Type a name for the group policy.

    For example, SafeSync-Deploy.

  8. Select the new group policy.
  9. Click Edit.

    The Group Policy Object Editor screen appears.

  10. Expand User Configuration > Software Settings from the left hand pane.

    The entry Software Installation appears under Software Settings.

  11. Right-click Software Installation.
  12. Select New > Package.

    A dialog box appears.

  13. Select the SafeSync MSI file.
  14. Click Open.

    The Deploy Software dialog appears.

  15. Select Assigned.

    Selecting Assigned means that SafeSync installs automatically the next time the end-user logs on to their laptop or desktop.