About the GitHub Desktop Windows Installer package
As a network administrator, you can use the Windows Installer package file (
.msi) with Group Policy or another remote installation system to deploy GitHub Desktop to computers running Microsoft Windows on an Active Directory managed network.
The Windows Installer package extracts the standalone installer (
.exe) and configures Windows to install GitHub Desktop when a user next signs in to their workstation. Users must have permissions to install GitHub Desktop in their user directory.
If a user runs the GitHub Desktop Windows Installer package directly, they would need to sign out and back in to their workstation in order to complete the installation.