I have a couple machines that got the jump on me on installing software. They already have the software install but I have a custom install that needs to be ran on thoes computers so I want to run the install again.

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If you are using managed installations, it goes by what the inventory says so if the inventory already has that software listed you can't reinstall wihtout removing. Some other options.


1. create your own custom software title and push that out. (if it overrides your current installation)

2. Create a script to push it out since that doesn't rely on inventory. 

3. Remove the software and install the new custom installation

Answered 03/26/2013 by: nshah
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What's unique about your install?  If it adds a reg key, file or something like that you could create a managed install that uninstalls ones that don't have it by using a custom inventory rule and a smart label.

At that point, you could just use your normal managed install to install your custom version.

If not, like nshah says, you could use a script that uninstalls then reinstalls the software.  The problem with that is that it would continue to run unless you gave it a way to know that you didn't want it to run again.  This could be done by looking for a dummy file or registry key.

Answered 03/26/2013 by: jknox
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