We have 6 applications that need to be installed on most of our clients. Not all clients will receive all 6 applications. Here are the 6 applications:

1. Adobe Flash upgrade – no reboot, but browsers need to be closed out for the install
2. Java 6 update 29 upgrade – no reboot, but browsers need to be closed out for the install
3. MIR agent upgrade – no reboot
4. UltraVNC upgrade/patch – must reboot after install
5. Symantec Endpoint Encryption – must reboot after install
6. Symantec Endpoint Protection – must reboot after install

Neither of these are dependent on each other. However, how do I get KACE to install all of these in the same session? Right now we have MI’s created for each and each one will display a pop-up message to the uses with instructions – asking them to close all windows to install app X. The issue lies in having the user to reboot after each MI/application which is counterproductive.

I know what I want to ask, but not quite sure how to – so here goes.

Does anyone know of a way to have KACE recognize that a client needs XX MI/applications, but can bundle them and conduct a reboot only after all applications have been installed – similar to how WSUS conducts its patches.

Thanks,
Dave
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Dave,

This might be a better candidate for a script.

The trick here would be to suppress the reboot on all the apps.

The last task of the script would be to reboot the machine.
Answered 12/06/2011 by: dchristian
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I had thought about that, but not all my clients will receive all apps. Some clients might only need 3 apps while some clients will need all six. If all clients needed all 6 apps, I'd just create one big MI installer.

Thanks for the help/thought,
Dave
Answered 12/06/2011 by: diverdaveman1
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What if you build one script with multiple verify steps?

Where each step would check for the presence of the application.

It would be more work but in the end it would be one size fits all.
Answered 12/06/2011 by: dchristian
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Can you have a MI for each app and suppress the reboot on all of them? You could then have smart label that only applies to computers that have all six installed and "installs" a seventh MI that restarts the computer. There will be some delay between when the last install happens and the smart label applies, but it should work.
Answered 12/06/2011 by: steelc
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