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Deploying Applications Using Group Policy and SCCM 2007 : Deploying Applications Using SCCM 2007 (part 2)

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Selecting Distribution Points

For the package you created to be accessible to clients, you must copy it to at least one distribution point. The computer on which you have SCCM installed is a distribution point by default, and you can add the package to any other distribution points you have added using the New Site System Server Wizard.

To add a package to distribution points, use the following procedure:

  1. In Configuration Manager, browse to the Computer Management\Software Distribution\Packages folder and expand the package you want to distribute.

  2. Right-click the Distribution Points heading and select New Distribution Points from the context menu. The New Distribution Points Wizard appears.

  3. Click Next to bypass the Welcome page. The Copy Package page appears, as shown in Figure 11.

    The Copy Package page of the New Distribution Points Wizard

    Figure 11. The Copy Package page of the New Distribution Points Wizard

  4. Select the check boxes for the distribution points you want to use to deploy the package and click Next. The Wizard Completed page appears.

  5. Click Close.

Creating a Program

In SCCM 2007, a program contains the command that the target computers execute to install the application in a package. You must create at least one program for every package. You can create multiple programs to support different installation options. For example, if an application’s setup program provides you with installation options such as Typical, Complete, and Custom to choose from, you must create three separate programs to support all of those options.

To create a program, use the following procedure:

  1. In Configuration Manager, browse to the Computer Management\Software Distribution\Packages folder and expand the package you want to distribute.

  2. Right-click the Programs heading and select New | Program from the context menu. The New Program Wizard appears, displaying the General page, as shown in Figure 12.

    The General page of the New Program Wizard

    Figure 12. The General page of the New Program Wizard

  3. In the Name text box, type a descriptive for the program.

  4. In the Command Line text box, type the command line to execute on the target computers, including any required parameters.

    Caution

    CONFIGURING COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS

    SCCM 2007 has no way of checking whether the command line you specify in a program is correctly formatted or includes the proper parameters. The only way to know for sure is to execute the command on a target computer.

  5. You can specify in the Start In text box the folder in which you want the command line to execute. The default is the folder in which the source files are stored.

  6. In the Run drop-down list, specify whether you want the program to be visible as it runs.

  7. In the After Running drop-down list, specify whether the client system should restart after the installation is completed.

  8. Click Next. The Requirements page appears, as shown in Figure 13.

    The Requirements page of the New Program Wizard

    Figure 13. The Requirements page of the New Program Wizard

  9. Configure any properties a client must meet before it is permitted to run the program. Then click Next. The Environment page appears, as shown in Figure 14.

    The Environment page of the New Program Wizard

    Figure 14. The Environment page of the New Program Wizard

  10. Configure the environment in which the client will run the program. Then click Next. The Advanced page appears, as shown in Figure 15.

    The Advanced page of the New Program Wizard

    Figure 15. The Advanced page of the New Program Wizard

  11. Configure any special requirements the application requires and click Next. The Windows Installer page appears.

  12. Click Next. The MOM Maintenance Mode page appears.

  13. Click Next. The Summary page appears, as shown in Figure 16.

    The Summary page of the New Program Wizard

    Figure 16. The Summary page of the New Program Wizard

  14. Click Next. The Wizard Completed page appears.

  15. Click Close.

Advertising a Program

After you have created the package and all of its constituent parts, you are ready to create an advertisement that notifies the clients of the package’s existence. Using SCCM’s scheduling capabilities, you can control when the advertisement is available to clients, thus regulating the amount of network traffic generated by the application deployment process.

Practice: Deploying Packages with Group Policy Software Installation

In this practice, you create a Group Policy Object (GPO) and configure it to distribute a software package, but to avoid accidental distribution, you do not link the GPO to an AD DS object.

EXERCISE 1 Creating a Group Policy Object

To distribute software by using Group Policy, the best approach is to create a new GPO specifically for that purpose.

  1. Click Start. Then click Administrative Tools | Group Policy Management. The Group Policy Management console appears.

  2. Expand your forest and your domain.

  3. Under your domain, right-click the Group Policy Objects heading and select New from the context menu. The New GPO dialog box appears.

  4. In the Name text box, type Software Distribution Test and click OK. The Software Distribution Test GPO appears in the console.

EXERCISE 2 Configuring Software Installation Policies

To create Software Installation policies, you must open the GPO you created in the Group Policy Management Editor.

  1. In the Group Policy Management console, right-click the Software Distribution Test GPO you created and select Edit from the context menu. The Group Policy Management Editor console appears and loads the GPO.

  2. Under User Configuration, browse to the Policies\Software Settings\Software Installation folder.

  3. Right-click the Software Installation folder and select New | Package from the context menu. An Open combo box appears.

  4. Browse to the location of the MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2010_x64.msi or MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2010_x86.msi file, select the file, and click Open. The Deploy Software dialog box appears.

  5. Select the Advanced option and click OK. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Properties sheet appears.

  6. Click the Deployment tab.

  7. Leave the Published option selected and clear the Auto-Install This Application By File Extension Activation check box.

  8. Click OK. The policy appears in the Software Installation folder.

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