Does K1000 allow older versions of software to deploy over later installed versions?
I've been using KACE for over 6 months and I've just now noticed that after deploying Office Professional Plus 2010 (14.0.4763.1000) and then patching a system w/ Office patches (via a patch deployment schedule) the Managed Installation attempted to deploy the software over of the updated Office Professional Plus 2010 (14.0.6029.1000 after patching). Right after the patch update, the next time the system checked in it tried deploying the previous version (14.0.4763.1000 over 14.0.6029.1000) b/c it was still a target machine on the Managed Installation page.I thought that KACE doesn't deploy software to a system if an later version is already on the system. This interferes with deploying to systems and leaving labels or specific systems as target machines on the Managed Installation page. WTH?
Community Chosen Answer
One of the features of managed installs is keeping the same content on the machine no matter what the user does. This can have both good and bad results. If the software inventory item looks for a specific version, it will try and correct if it finds it no longer has that version.
We don't need this feature, so we usually remove machines from the managed install list once they are complete. You can otherwise get around the issue by either using a custom inventory rule that allows the version number to be greater than or equal to the target, or you can put the patches in the update folder in your install package and redetect the result to ensure your managed install matches the current content.