In this guide I will show you how to create a deployment of Greenfoot 2.3 using Group Policy Software Deployment while ensuring that the software is available for all users of the computer and removing the unnecessary desktop and start menu shortcuts.

If you don’t feel like reading through the guide and you want to use the modifications listed above then just download the transform file (contained within a ZIP file) below.

  Greenfoot Transform (980 bytes, 1,463 hits)

First off a few things you will need..

  1. The Greenfoot Windows installer (its a MSI right out of the box which makes life easy) –
  2. The Orca tool MSI editor tool (part of the Windows 7 SDK) – a guide to installing it can be found here
  3. The Java Development Kit (JDK) pre installed on your PC (the deployment of this is outside the scope of this guide) –

The screen shot sequence below shows how to get everything setup.