So I have a question about software distribution and policies...
After some wrestling I finally managed to get software distribution tasks to work and I would like to begin using policies to control their distribution. Namely I want to assign various SD packages to groups and ensure that those groups always have that software, even if I reimage computers in that group.
My windows active directory environment is organized to provide logical groupings of machines for various pieces of software and so I have assigned LDAP queries to a handful of SD scheduled tasks using the POLICY->REQUIRED INSTALLATION delivery method. After imaging some computers I expected to see those machines pull down the required software via those SD tasks...but they are not. I see these machines stuck in the PENDING portion of the scheduled task with a status of "WAITING", "policy has been made available". Forcing a policy sync doesn't get the software to install.
When I assign an SD task to a query with a POLICY delivery method and run that task am I supposed to be done with it?
Do I have to schedule the task to repeat in order to ensure that machines will continue to pull down the software when they are imaged?
How do I ensure that only machines that are the target of an LDAP query get the software? ...or do I need to do anything to ensure the query results are accurate?
Also, while we're on this topic...once you assign an LDAP query to a scheduled task, HOW CAN YOU REMOVE IT?
Ex, I have a scheduled task deploying some software to a test group. After passing the test I decide I want to assign a different LDAP query to the task and remove the test query. I can see them but can't delete either of them from the scheduled task. ideas?