I'm currently looking at different options for deploying software, currently we have a program that was written in house and gives a list of executibles to pick from and the install kicks off from there, but we're looking to try to move away from that to Landesk instead, but I have a few questions I haven't been able to answer myself, and was wondering if anyone else could help out.
1. With policy based distribution, I'm believing that I can add a bunch of computers to an AD group, and when one of those computers logs on, the agent will check if there are programs to install and install them automatically. Do I have to set the task as a recurring in order to do this, or can I set something like a standing policy that if it's not there, then install it? (will there be anything to watch for 2 months later when someone else needs the app and gets added to the group?)
2. If an exe was installed manually, is there a way for the landesk package to know that and not try to install itself?
3. is there a command to run a landesk program that would check against policy and manually kick off the install right then? (my thoughts are to ween the techs from the old program until everything is ready for a clean break)
We are currently using the Management suite 188.8.131.52