Managing Configurations and Collections Managing Configurations and Collections


  1. Viewing the Status of Configuration/Collection
  2. Modifying the Configuration/Collection
  3. Suspending the Configuration/Collection
  4. Resuming the Suspended Configuration/Collection

 

Clicking the View Configuration from the Quick Links will list the details of the configurations and collections that are defined using Desktop Central. You can view the details of the configurations by clicking the corresponding configuration name. Apart from viewing the configuration details, you can perform the following actions:

  1. Modify the Configuration/Collection

  2. Suspend a Configuration/Collection

  3. Resume a suspended Configuration/Collection

Viewing Status of Configuration/Collection

To view the status of the defined configuration/collection, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click View Configuration from the Quick Links. This opens the All Configurations page.

  2. All the configurations and collections that are defined are listed here. The status column provides the current status of the configuration/collection. The table given below lists the various states of the configuration/collection and its description:

Status

Description

Draft

Represents the configurations/collections that are saved as draft.

Ready To Execute

Represents the configurations/collections that are ready for execution. This will be the initial state of the deployed configurations/collections. Configurations will be "Ready to Execute" status in the following scenarios:

    • While the patch/software is scheduled to be deployed during system startup.
    • If it is specified in Deployment Settings, patches/software will be deployed only during the "Install Between" time
    • If it is specified in Deployment Settings, patches/software will be deployed during the "Install Between" time after the next system startup.
    • If it is specified in Scheduler Settings, patches/software will be deployed only during the "Install After" time

In Progress

Represents that the configuration is applied on one or more targets. Will continue to remain in this state until the configurations are applied to all the defined targets.

Suspended

Represents that the configuration/collection has been suspended.

Executed

Represents that the configuration/collection has been applied to all the defined targets.

Failed

Represents that the attempt to deploy the configuration has failed.

Draft Download Failed

Represents that one or more patches / service packs defined in the configuration could not be downloaded from the Microsoft Website.

Retry in Progress

Represents that Desktop Central is currently retrying to deploy the configuration.  

  1. To view the status of the configurations on individual targets, click the configuration name.

Modifying the Configuration/Collection

To modify a configuration/collection, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click View Configuration from the Quick Links. This opens the All Configurations page.

  2. All the configurations and collections that are defined are listed here. Click the icon from the Actions column of the corresponding configuration/collection.

  3. Change the values as required.

  4. Click Deploy.

Suspending the Configuration/Collection

To suspend a configuration/collection, follow the steps given below:

  1.  Click View Configuration from the Quick Links. This opens the All Configurations page.

  2. All the configurations and collections that are defined are listed here. Click the icon from the Actions column of the corresponding configuration/collection that has to be suspended.

Note: Configurations that have been applied to targets prior to suspension will not be reverted. Suspending a configuration will only stop further deployments.

Resuming the Suspended Configuration/Collection

To resume a suspended configuration/collection, follow the steps given below:

  1.  Click View Configuration from the Quick Links. This opens the All Configurations page.

  2. All the configurations and collections that are defined are listed here. Click the icon from the Actions column of the corresponding configuration/collection that has to be resumed.

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