How do I deploy an application that's located on a network share?
I'm new to KACE and can't figure out how to deploy an application that's on a network share? Would this be done via scripting or distribution? I figured out how to upload a single .exe install package to KACE and deploy it via distribution, but can't figure out how to deploy applications we have that are not in a nice single file. Ideally we would have the installs on a network share and just have KACE launch the batch file (we created) or directly call the setup.exe on our network share. Please help! Thanks!
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We use distributions for all of our software deployments, and for the larger ones we usually create a .bat script that calls the installer from the network. The managed installations run as system, and our machines are domain joined, so it uses the computer's AD account for access to the source files. You may need to grant read access to "Domain Computers" or some other group that contains the computers that you want the install to run on. As someone else mentioned, you get the benefit of the detection with the deployment.
Also, for the smaller ones with multiple files, if you zip them up, the K1000 will automatically unzip them and run whatever command line you need it to run.
A note on zipping the files up, if you select the folder that contains the source and zip it up, you then have to include the folder in the path to whatever command line you need to run. Best practice is to instead open that folder, select the contents of the folder, and zip them up instead.
Also, last I checked, in the current version of the K1000 agent, there is an issue with the Delete Downloaded Files option where it will only delete the .zip file and not the extracted files.