How to make an install run once and only once.


I'm looking at how to make an install run once and only once.  In this example the application is Office.  I have the install running fine and KACE happily installs this to my end points.

I have two choices with regards to updates for office,  I either manage them myself or let Microsoft do it.  I would like to not have to keep track of an application updates I just need to know the application has installed and will update itself.

Unfortunately KACE only seems to allow full application management in that each time Office is updated by Microsoft, KACE notices and pushes down the old version.

Any thoughts on how to make an install run so I know all my end point have it yet doesn't continue to check and re-install..?

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Posted by: chucksteel 4 years ago
Red Belt
With version 7.0 you should be able to link your managed install to the Software Catalog item for Office instead of the Software Title. That should eliminate this problem.

In general, however, we have not seen that Office updates change the version number of the Office suite itself, so this hasn't been an issue in our environment. This may be a difference between the MSI installer and the ClickToRun installer, however.

  • Ok I'll give that a go - yes I am using the Click2Run installer

    Prior to this yes updates were fine...ho hum...thanks for the suggestion. - Darkplace 4 years ago
  • Another approach is to create a smart label that targets machines that don't have Microsoft Office 2016 installed and associate that with the managed install. This will remove the version specificity as well and machines will drop out of the label once 2016 is installed. - chucksteel 4 years ago
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