we experience some weird issues when trying to deploy software packages while no user is logged on. We are using ldms 9.0 sp1 and try to complete a fully automated os installation of Windows xp sp3.
We differentiate between two kind of software deployments. first the packages that every client should become. These packages are integrated in the provisioning process through the "software distribution package" action properties.
The second type of installations are optional software, that only a few clients should install. These packages should install automatically right after the provisioning process finished. And here comes the problem: the distribution packages doesn't run and the scheduled task fails.
If we change the delivery method property to "hide all feedback from user", the scheduled task is sucessfully executed. If we use "display progress to user", the scheduled task fails. Furthermore this behavior only occurs if we choose "policy" delivery methods. With "policy push" delivery methods this problem seems fixed. Is this working as intended?
Of course we cannot see the progress if no user is logged on, but in my opinion the task should run anyway. Therefore we choose the package to run with the local system account and configured the agent configurations software distribution policy option to "none" run filters.
We need to use the "display progress to user" option, because if the package is installed later when a user is logged on, the user should get installation progress informations.
Can anyone tell me why our task fails with these options if no user is logged on?
Thanks in advance & kind regards,