We are about to roll out LDMS agents to our users as part of a PC Refresh project and are wanting to find out some further information on how best to deal with applications which fall outside of the SoE (limited license applications such as Acrobat Professional or MS Visio, etc) and deploy them to users who have been approved for there use.
We have about 6 applications which have limited licensing and one application is licensed for about half of our staff, and would like to work out an ideal solution on how to best deal with these applications when they are given new PC's.
Our business doesnt limit users to logging into the one PC, however most people do only login to the one PC and this is the PC they are assigned.
Has anyone had any experience or have any ideas that could help me?
How do you deal with the automatic (preferred) deployment of additional applications which the user has been assigned?
How do you deal with users who do login to multiple PC's and therefore the requirements that these additional software be removed once the user logs in and the application has been deployed?
We were thinking if we could define a PC as being assigned to a user, for example once the PC has been setup in there office an application or custom form is ran that specifies the user as the primary user in LDMS database; then the applications will be deployed to the PC, and if they were to login to PC's other then the one they are defined as the primary user then the software will not deploy automatically.
However, we have a couple of users who's job is to provide relief assistance when other staff are away and therefore they may have some of these additional software assigned to them and they would need it deployed to them whenever they login to a PC, so in this case how do you deal with the removal of the software if the primary user doesnt have permission to use this software?
And to throw a spanner into our Primary user solution, there are a handfull of staff who job share, so there will be PC's with two Primary users defined.
If anyone can provide information on how they have dealt with this it would be greatly appreciated.