Hi, is there a way to resume deployment after rebooting the client PC?
Context: we need to deploy a package, therefore first of all the previous version needs to be uninstalled and pc needs to be rebooted. After reboot, the installation of the new version should start. Is there a way to do this?

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One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to chain two programs together. For SMS 2003, create two programs: (1) uninstallation program and (2) installation program.

Program Setup: Configure the uninstallation program to restart the computer once the uninstallation has completed (General tab, After running: drop-down, select the option SMS restarts computer ). In the properties for the installation program, click the Advanced tab, check the checkbox next to Run another program first: and enter the name of the uninstallation package and program.

Advertisement Setup: Create the Advertisement and point it to the installation program, which will first run the uninstallation program and then reboot before running the installation program.

Coleen Carswell
SMS Administrator II
Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
Answered 12/02/2008 by: ColeenC
Senior Yellow Belt

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