I have an disk encryption program that I want to send to multiple clients. However, I do not want physically run the program, I just want to copy it to a specific location (C:\Tools) on their local disk. I have pushed out a lot of software via LanDesk via software distribution, but have always ran the job. This time I only want to copy, not run. Ideas?
Have you try to make a batch file to use xcopy command ?
You can make a batch file software distribution.
Or use a custom script with a remcopy command...
Open the scheduled task window and one of the icons across the top is to Create a New File Transfer script. This allows you to specify the destination directory and make use of the bandwidth capabilities of LANDesk distribution. This will only work as a push distribution (so to machines that are on when you send it).
If you need this as a policy, then create a batch distribution package. The batch file should control the copy of the file from the LANDesk SDMCache directory to the target directory. You can add the file you need as an additional file with the Batch file as the primary package.
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All good suggestions. It will depend on:
- How long do you want to keep the program staged/copied on the device? Are you prestaging for a one time install, copying there permanently so they can reinstall offline or for troubleshooting.
- How large is the program (size) and how many files?
- How many computers and the bandwidth to those sites.
- How fast you need to deploy - deployment window.
Custom scripts can be used but they lack some of the nice features of a required policy. additional files in policy work but is much slower than an normal copy especially if there are a lot of files. Batch files/Scripts work but if the package is extremely large than you may saturate some links.
Could also create a custom vulnerability looking for the staged program on the hard drive than copy it down via Patch.