Application Deployment

Hey All, I've got a question about application deployment.  Right now I have around 1000 staff memebers using an application that uses MS Access on their workstations and it connects to a SQL back end.  The clients have access 2003-2010... The vendor offers an MSI to install based on the version of access they run (they are all the same, but the path to the installed version of office on the machine).

How can I assign all 4 installers to a label but setup a restriction that it will only run the installer for the version of office installed?  Or is it more of a manual process where I'd need to assign the workstations to a label for the appropriate version (much more of a manual process)?  

Thanks for any info!


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Posted by: darkhawktman 8 years ago
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First I would create a label let's call it "Vendor MSI", and you would use this label to assign to all of your computers that need the software. Then I would create 4 Smart labels, one for each flavor of the installer. With the smart labels have it look for computers with the "Vendor MSI" label and the version of Access that is appropriate for the installer. So for the "Access 2003" smart label it will look for the "Vendor MSI" label and that Access 2003 is installed on the computer.

  • That's exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks for the info and have a nice weekend. - ddevore 8 years ago
  • I think I'm pretty close to getting this up and running. Quick question though... I created the smart labels for the different versions of office and added the MI to each one.

    When I created the "Vendor MSI" smart label for computers I added the 4 smart labels as the search criteria. The problem is now I can't add computers to this smart label... Where am I goofing up here?

    Dennis - ddevore 8 years ago
  • The "Vendor MSI" shouldn't be a smart label. Just a standard label. You would apply that label to your computers and the 4 smart labels would have search criteria for systems with the "Vendor MSI" and the specific version of Access. - darkhawktman 8 years ago

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