1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 14, 2008 2:08 AM by MarXtar

    Deploying Image and Demand installing Software before use.






      Could someone assist in how we can deploy a Vista Image which we have working successfully by turning off UAC and doing all setups on it's own.  The challenge that we have is that we want the image to complete and then a set of certain packages be installed immediately after image deployment.  Yes this could be achieved by capturing the software but we want the control of changing the software if needed so therefore we want these packages to be the first installed.  Everything else after this will be done by the software Portal.



      Waiting for some answers on this and how others may provide information to point us in the right direction.



        • 1. Re: Deploying Image and Demand installing Software before use.
          MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup


          You could just add the packages as part of your provisioning script. If you aren't using provisioning for some reason then perhaps consider the use of 'dependent packages'.



          When you create a package you can say what other packages it depends on and if they are not already present it will install them all before installing that package. So you could create a simple package for each departmental collection of software and associate all other pieces of software as dependencies and then it will install them all before installing your stub package.



          Give it a try, should do what you need. Just watch out if you are installing non-msi since a normal .exe installation will need detection set up so the process knows how to detect if the package is there or not. I find results vary on identifying via registry and prefer to use file detection.



          Hope this helps,






          Mark Star



          http://www.marxtar.com - Home of Power State Notifier LANDesk Plug-in