I'm trying to move more in the direction of Landesk for deploying our software, but a stumbling block that we seem to be on is that if the software is always listed for install, it doesn't install with the policy.
The reason this is an issue for us is we are trying to move in the direction of machines that don't have to be touched to be configured, plus allowing techs to uninstall and reinstall apps when there is a problem.
With a required install policy it will go ahead and install itself, which is what we want for that part exactly, but then if you have to uninstall the package through addremove programs, the only way I've found to get it back is to delete the registry key or wait a day. Waiting a day isn't an acceptable solution, and the reg key is an extra step plus waiting...
Then if i do a recommended policy, I can install it whenever I want from the deployment portal, but they don't install automatically.
Is there a way to get both of these working outside of making 2 seperate deployment packages?