Software Deployment Question

How to properly update Managed Installs

05/29/2019 354 views

Question about updating Software for a Managed Installation. I’ve always followed the practice of:

  1. Install  on test machine Or VM.
  2. Inventory
  3. Attach zip installer to the Inventoried Software Item
  4. Created NEW Managed Install 

BUT now I notice (not sure how long this has been available) the option to uncheck Only display software with an associated file and associate and assign a file to a newer version.  Update the name and the install string then run.

It seems to work.  Kace doesn't appear to try and install the previous, older version and seems to show only the new version when inventoried in Installed Programs.

Is this just as effective?


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You may also have issues if the identifier in the Software inventory changes, as KACE will be looking for (example) Widget.exe to appear and it doesn't but Widget2.exe does, so the MI will run multiple times and show as failed

Answered 05/31/2019 by: Hobbsy
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