What version of LANDesk are you using? Are you planning to have multiple cores or just one and several Preferred servers?
I will be having just one core with multiple preferred servers.
Hopefully, by the time we go fully live, we will be on LDMS V9 SP2.
Cheers - Paul
With a single core, its pretty easy to manage software distribution. Copying the files to the preferred servers is manual, but you could make a simple script to perform the task for you. With preferred servers, the agent will negotiate where to get the distribution package from based on what you define in the preferred server configuration.
As for everything else, you can create a User Role and specify what scope it will use. For example, create queries for the various sites you will have ( I am guessing the devision will be by subnet), create a scope based on the query and then associate the scope to the role. Then associate a group to the role.
I understand that you can use scopes to restrict which devices a user can push software to, but I want to restrict which packages a user has access to.
I may want to stop a user from site A seeing a package which was developed at site B. I am not aware of being able to handle that with scopes. Please correct me if I am wrong.
My preferred servers will most likely be replicated DFS shares, so copying packages around the estate will be totally automatic.
Cheers - Paul
No, I don't believe there is a means to limit what users can see in Public, but only administrators can see into All for things that are in My. An Administrator can take a copy of what is in Public and paste it into My for users.
Alternatively, with LDMS 9, you can export/import or do a core sync to replicate packages and then assign users to specific cores. The downside is you would have multiple cores, but I believe the core doesn't require a license so you can have several.
OK, I'll answer my own question
In a word TEAMS! By defining a team as a site, I can limit queries, packages and tasks to just that team (site). Perfect!.