Windows terminology

Before discussing Rumba setup, it is a good idea to understand some basic terminology and features of the Windows policy-based management environment.

Windows allows you to move from computer to computer, yet maintain your specific desktop profile. Your login information enables this particular feature because your profile information is located on a server.
Windows Installer file types
The Windows Installer replaces previous installation methods, and enables cleaner installs and uninstalls, as well as repairs.

The patch install package file (.msp) allows you to apply hot fixes to your Rumba product.

The transform file (.mst) allows you to customize your Rumba installations. Before using the transform file, ensure you have the latest version of Windows Installer installed. For more information, see Windows Installer service and Customizing setup.

Publishing and assigning with Intellimirror
Administrators can publish Rumba to users or assign Rumba to users or computers.

Administrators assign an application through Group Policy Objects. Assigned applications have installation persistence. When a user selects the program for the first time, it is installed. If a user uninstalls an assigned application, it will re-advertise immediately.

Administrators publish an application by making it available to users who might want the application. With published applications, each user decides whether or not to install the application from Control Panel > Programs and Features.

Note: You can only publish to users, not computers.
Active Directory
Administrators deploy applications in Group Policy Objects (GPOs) that are associated with Active Directory containers such as sites, domains, and organizational units (OUs).