Deploy an Application with System Center Configuration Manager R2

A System Center 2012 Configuration Manager application contains the files and information that are required to deploy software to a device. An application contains one or more deployment types that comprise the installation files and information that are required to install software. A deployment type also contains rules that specify when and how the software is deployed.

This document shows how to deploy an MSI application to users.

Steps:

  • Create the application.
  • Create deployment Type.
  • Distribute Content.
  • Deploy Application.

Create the Application:

Open up SCCM.

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  • Step 1 -> Click on Software Library.
  • Step 2 -> Click on Application Management.
  • Step 3 -> Click on Applications.

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  • Right Click on Applications and then click on “Create Application”

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  • When the screen above shows click the second radio button to manually specify the application information and then click Next.

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  • Fill in the following information:
    • Name
    • Publisher
    • Owners
    • Support contacts.
  • You can select Administrative Categories.
  • Once done click Next.

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  • Fill in your Keywords, you can change the Icon by clicking the Browse Button. Once finished click Next.

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  • You can configure “Deployment Types” now or later, we will do this later, click Next.

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  • Confirm the settings, click Next.

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  • Progress status.

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  • The wizard has completed. Click the Close button.

 Create Deployment Type:

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  • Step 1 -> Right click on the new application we just created.
  • Step 2 -> Click on “Create Deployment Type”

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  • Once the Wizard has started, click on the second radio button to manually specify the info and click Next.

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  • Step 1 -> Type in the Name of the application.
  • Step 2 -> Click on the Select button to choose your language.
  • Click Next.

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  • Step 1 -> Click on the browse button to location the MSI file. After this SCCM will fill in the parameters. Alternatively you can specify them.
  • If you want to provide uninstall options then click the Browse button next to “Uninstall Program”
  • Step 2 -> Click on the checkbox to “Run installation and uninstall program as 32-bit process on 64-bit clients”
  • Click Next.

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  • On the above screen click on the “Add Clause Button”

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  • Step 1 -> Click the dropdown and choose your selection, in this exercise I went with “Windows Installer”.
  • Step 2 -> Click on the browse button and select the MSI file. Once done click OK.

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  • As shown above the Clause has been added. Click Next.

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  • Step 1 -> Select the Installation Behavior.
  • Step 2 -> Select the Logon requirement.
  • Step 3 -> Select the program visibility
  • You can also change the maximum allowed run time.
  • Click Next.

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  • If you have any specific installation requirements then click the “Add” button.
  • Click Next.

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  • If you have any dependencies then click the “Add” button.
  • Click Next.

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  • Review the information and then click Next.

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  • Progress screen.

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  • Once the deployment wizard finishes then click close.

Distribute Content:

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  • Step 1 -> Right click the application.
  • Step 2 -> Click on “Distribute Content”

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  • When the Wizard starts click the Next button.

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  • Click Next.

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  • Step 1 -> Click on the Add button.
  • Step 2 -> Click on Distribution Point.

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  • Step 1 -> Select your server.
  • Step 2 -> Click on OK.

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  • Once you have clicked “Add” and selected your Distribution point it will show above.
  • Click Next.

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  • Review the information. Click Next

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  • Progress.

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  • Distribute content complete. Click the close button.

Deploy an Application:

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  • Step 1 -> Right click the application.
  • Step 2 -> Click on deploy.

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  • Step 1 -> Click on the browse button (collections) and select the target audience.
  • Step 2 -> Leave this as default or deselect it to distribute content.
  • Click Next.

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  • Verify the distribution points and then click Next.

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  • Step 1 -> Select the Action (Install or Uninstall). We going to install the application.
  • Step 2 -> Select the purpose (Available or required).
  • Click Next.

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  • You can set a schedule or leave the default and click Next.

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  • Specify the user experience settings. Click Next.

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  • Here you can specify alert options. Click Next.

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  • Confirm the settings, click Next.

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  • Progress screen.

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  • Once success completed you can click the close button.

Hope it helps.

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