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Software Installation

Desktop Central enables remote software deployment and distribution to the users and computers of the Windows network. This web-based software deployment configuration helps administrators to install software from a central point. It supports deploying both MSI and EXE based applications that can be installed in a silent mode. The Software Installation configuration helps you to install MSI and EXE packages remotely to specific users of several computers of the Windows network from a central location.

The four steps of creating and deploying the configuration are -

  1. Name the Configuration
  2. Define Configuration
  3. Define Targets
  4. Deploy Configuration

Software Distribution Features

  1. Supports installing both MSI and EXE based applications
    • Supports Install, Uninstall, Assign and Redeploy options for MSI based applications
    • Supports Install and Uninstall options for EXE based applications
  2. Ability to schedule software installations
    • Install Software at a specified time
    • Install Software either during or after startup of the computer
  3. Option to install the application as a specific-user using the Run As option.
  4. Supports execution of pre-deployment/post-deployment scripts/commands prior to installation/uninstallation and abort if not successful.
  5. Option to copy the installables to the client computers before installing the software.
  6. Ability to create package repository. The packages created once can be reused any number of times to install or uninstall the software.