Systems Management Question
What is the best practice for using the "Deploy to All Devices" check box?
08/02/2016 690 views
We are deploying software to machines via Managed Install. We are almost finished with deployment, but have a few machines left. I was wondering what would happen if we deploy to all devices? Is there any advantages or disadvantages? Thanks!
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Obviously every environment is different, so with a that said, I would advise to avoid it all together. Every environment I've seen there has always been an issue or adjustment needed for a group of PCs. So I've always segregated the most common differences that would need a tweak and made Labels for them. For instance, MG-Desktops, MG-Laptops, MG-[manufacturer], etc (MG for Machine Group). Then if you add these labels to your deployment, you are essentially deploying to your whole environment, the only difference is that if a piece of software you are deploying does not play well with, say, Laptops, then you can easily exclude them by removing the label. Labels take a bit longer to setup, but they provide a great level of flexibility in, especially in software deployment.
Answered 08/02/2016 by: Soloman007