I am fairly new to LANDesk, I moved into the role after one of our admins left the department so I have been exploring as much as I can. Currently we are on 9.0 and right now building 9.5 on the new server but I have yet to play with the dev environment.
Our company is not that large only about 2400 people; we are an engineering firm and have a great deal of small and large applications that the users regularly want to install. This is not an issue as we have a helpdesk that facilitates this with the user. The hurdle that they face mostly day to day is UAC and giving permissions to the user for installs from a network share, and then when the install is finished they take it away again.
I started looking into Desktop Manager to see how I can make this an automated process for the user and does not require interaction from the heldesk. We have a few different file shares with plenty of software on there and I don't want to make a scheduled task for each piece of software. I was under the impression that I can start implementing all these programs into Desktop Manager but I see now this is really not how it works.
Is there a way to have all the apps on the file shares show up in the new version of Desktop Manager? I would like the user to be able to select from a dropdown list choose a program to install and runs from the server and installs without helpdesk interaction? Also not just one user I send that task to but all users from the organization for all the software what we have and manage it in LANDesk.
Does 9.5 have this capability at all, or is this a long shot to ask from in LANDesk?