I have just recently just implemented LANDesk in my company and the approach we would like to take with software deployment is to link it to Active Directory group (whereby the technical staff can add a computer to the relevent software group) and for the system to automatically deploy the software.
We have patched our system to 8.7 SP4 and added mini rollup 11-07. We have also changed the registry key DisableLdapGroupEnumeration to "0". This according to our LANDesk supplier should resolve the issue.
In my understanding (limited knowledge), the AMClient.exe runs on the client on a scheduled basis (ours is set to 15 minutes) and the AMClient should evaluate the AD groups that the computer is associated with. It should then return this information to the core server which should update the scheduled task and deploy to the client.
We are using a policy method (required) with no visibilty to the users. We have found that scheduled tasks linked to LANDesk queries work fine. We have also noticed that the scheduled task does reflect the new additions to the AD group but it fails to initiate the task unless we manually right click and select Start Now.
Any pointers would be great.
Thanks in advance.