Introduction | Software Installation steps | HTTP Repository | Conserve Bandwidth | License Key | Uninstall older version of a software | Check Software | Automate Software Installation | Self Service Portal
Administrators are frequently bombarded with numerous software installation requests, and have to validate those requests individually and authorize the software installation. This process can be effortlessly automated using a software deployment tool like Desktop Central. Desktop Central helps administrators address software installation requests from a central location. Additionally, the software installation process can be automated; this is extremely advantageous considering the amount of time and energy saved on large-scale deployments of numerous software.
After the software package is created, the remote user should be selected as the target in software configuration. This instructs the agent to access the software installation files from the HTTP Repository. Subsequently, the software is installed on the roaming user's computer silently.
When a software installation is carried out using Desktop Central, the installation files are accessed either from a Network Share or HTTP Repository where the files are stored. To conserve bandwidth, LAN computers use a Network Share to access the software installation files locally.
While configuring a software package, enter the applicable silent switch commands. Refer this page to view the silent switch commands for various software. Subsequently, the software License Key can be appended along with the silent switch command. This essentially installs licensed software silently on target computers.
This is a scenario often faced by administrators. The older version of software prevents the installation of the latest software. To uninstall the older version of the software, the administrator should configure the Uninstall Software pre-deployment activity in the software package. If the older version of the software is installed on the target computer, it will be uninstalled, and the latest version of the software will be installed successively.
While configuring a software package, the Check Software pre-deployment activity should be added. If the software is already installed on the target computers, the software installation will be skipped.
While defining the software configuration, users can choose the target and the applicable deployment policy.
Using the Self Service Portal in Desktop Central, users can easily install open-source software. Additionally, users can directly raise software installation requests through the Self Service Portal for licensed software. This drastically reduces the number of software installation requests administrators need to attend to.