Hi Team,

Is there some trigger or option that specifies that software is only installed once then never attempted again?
We have a piece of software we wish to have on all desktop machines, which will be installed however if one of the machines has to be re-deployed we want the system to push the software back out to the machine.

 

Is this possible?

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Nico and JKnox both assisted excellently in this query. I am using a custom inventory string now to deploy and have setup separate uninstall tasks.
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yes, and this is a main function of the KBox.

Assign the software to a label and all machines who are in need of the software and it will be rolled out by default if the box is checking in.

If you use a K2000 too you may also deploy the questioned software there but I suggest to do this via K1000. (you don't need to manage two installations)

This is also a main discussion theme in an usual jump start session

Answered 05/02/2013 by: Nico_K
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  • Hi Nico,

    Thanks for that however the software seems to keep re-installing if we force an inventory update. Is this normal?
    • If it's a managed install, you need to give it a custom inventory rule. If it's a script, you need to give it a verify step.
      • Hi Team,

        Thanks Jknox.

        Would this custom inventory rule work then to allow Flash Player to install if they don't have flash installed or have a version older than 11.7.700.169?

        RegistryValueLessThan(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX, Version, 11.7.700.169)

        Cheers
  • Anyone else have a response? The above doesn't seem to work for me. Cheers.
  • How is the managed install set up? For example are you using a smart label at all and does the PC show the new version of Flash in KACE?
    • Hi tekCTRL, I am just using a specific computer name to push the software to. The machines in question will either have an older or no flash player installed (hence the custom inventory rule, however I may be interpreting how it is utilised)

      Inventory - Software: Flash Player
      Supported OS: 7-32, 7-64, XP
      Custom Inventory Rule: RegistryValueLessThan(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX, Version, 11.7.700.169)
      Associated File: the current flash player MSI

      Distribution - Managed Installations: Flash Player
      Installation Command (Manual): msiexec /i "install_flash_player_11_active_x.msi" /qn
      Managed Action: Execute Anytime (next available)
      Limit Deployment to Listed Machines: D1021 (my personal PC)

      I have had a quick look over Smart Labels, they are interesting are they able to be implemented into this?

      I apologise in advance for all of this.

      Thanks for the assistance.
  • Hi Team,

    Any update on the above?
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I have figured it out after actually being assigned time to look at it.
Turns out my custom inventory strings were wrong amongst a few other settings.|

Cheers for the help!

Answered 10/16/2013 by: cdalley
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