I want to install apps through Dell K1000, I'm not sure how to it ? Is it from scripts or distributions ? And how ?

I uploaded the installer file for the software in Inventory -> Software, after that I created Manage Installation from Distributions tab and I selected the machines that I want to install the software in.

Now, how to run that ? There is no thing called "Run" like in script tab.

Please advise.

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  • For the entry under the Distributions tab, what do you have selected for "Managed Action:"? Anything other than "Disabled" means that the installer will run after the next time the system checks in and when the execute condition is correct (anytime, before/after logon, user logged on/off). Force a check in for one of your targeted systems to see how it works.

    Note that the inventory will likely be reported back before the software install completes, so it may take another check in for the software to show in the installed software list.
  • If you set up everything correctly the installation will kick in at the next inventory cycle (normally every 2h)
    If you want to force the inventory you can do it or from the web interface (inventory tab -> select the machine and then Force Inventory from the choose action menu) or if you want to act from the machine you need to open a command line with elevated privileges, change to the agent executables directory (C:\program files\dell\kace..) and issue the command runkbot -s 4 0
    Be aware that the installation will not kick in if the program is already installed on the target PC.
    To know more have a look to the manual or for some video have a look here
    Marco - StockTrader
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Answered 05/15/2014 by: AFCUjstrick
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