Software Deployment Question
Managed Installations - Run Anytime and Alerts appear to conflict
I am trying to deploy Office 2013. Employees cannot be using Office 2010 while it is deploying so Office must be closed so I wanted to create a distribution that covers 2 situations:
- The computer is left on overnight with no one logged
- The employee is at work using the computer
We setup a distribution with "Alert user before run" enabled and after 5 minutes the install proceeds. This works great for when users are logged in and may still be using an app that might interfere with the Office deployment. This tells them to close up, then deploys, then tells them they are done.
The issue is when the computer is turned on, but no one logged in. It does not seem to do anything. I am guessing it is because no one is there to confirm the prompt so the package never installs.
I would really prefer that the package has the ability to install whether some is there or not and be able to warn the user when they are there. Is this possible?