Hi

I am working on an XP to 7 64-bit migration.

Post base SOE install, next Tier applications are deployed via AD groups and discovery.
I have certain applications that won't run on Win 7 and I need to automate the upgrade path.
Programs are set to run on either XP or Win 7 platforms only.
Main software products are re-packaged for Win 7.

I want to automate the upgrades - be it using Conditions in a TS or another way ... open to suggestions here!

As an example Acrobat 7 won't run on Win 7 so I want SCCM or AD or ? to know that if the hostname resides in the Acrobat 7 AD group to install Acrobat XI

OR even to change Acrobat 7 to IMakePDFs v1 *fictional of course

Has anyone else done this successfully and if so .. how?

By running two Programs under a Package? or did it need to be done by manually moving the hosts or by scripting the AD group moves?

Am open to ideas / friendly discussion : )

Thanks

Margot

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You can manage this with dynamic collections, a much easier way than conditioning your package/program e.g.:

Windows 7 OS (OS collection based on OS reported)

Windows XP OS (OS collection based on OS reported)

Acrobat 7 AD group (another collection, dynamic based on AD group membership)

Create two new collections:

(Win7 AcrobatXI) If member of Windows 7 OS collection and member of Acrobat 7 AD group - Advertise Acrobat XI to collection.

(WinXP Acrobat7) If member of Windows XP OS collection and member of Acrobat 7 AD group - Advertise Acrobat 7 to collection.

You can then clear off your XP based collections and adverts when everyone is on Windows 7.

That's the way I'd do it, so I hope that helps with what you're trying to achieve - there any many different ways to achieve the same end result, but this way you don't have to change your existing programs, just control where they go to.

Dunnpy

Answered 11/06/2013 by: dunnpy
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  • Thank you, simplifies my idea : )
    Will try that way as it makes sense
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I am also considering using DCM - has anyone done this to upgrade software packages?

Answered 11/06/2013 by: mj@acp.com.au
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