I am having trouble triggering the install of all required policies in 8.8. As some background to the way I use policies this is how we build PCs:
1. Someone loads a new PC into Win PE and selects a script that uses an inventory scan to select drivers, partition etc (hardware independant imaging).
2. When the PC loads into windows (and its name has been inputted) a series of build scripts install standard software and set environment variables based on the name that label what the PC will be used for.
3. Policy based delivery installers the remaining software through queries based on the environment variables set.
From reading these forums I beleive that I can trigger all the required policies by using policy.sync.exe and policy.client.invoker.exe. I have found that this doesn't work however, it will not install all required policies.
I raised a call with LANDesk support and after a couple of telephone conversations was told:
That has changed in the 8.8 release for to avoid overload on the core server.
You can use provisioning without the boot menu." Followed by some instructions about creating a provisioning template.
At the moment I am letting time finish installing all of our software, this is slowing down the build of new PCs considerably however. We are currently undergoing a considerable retail expansion and are building many new PCs.
I am loathe to maintain a large set of provisioning templates (we would need over 20) especially as this would mean getting rid of the one script fits all process.
Has anyone else found a way to trigger the install of all required policies? Or failing that is there a way to trigger the install of a provisioning template from a client based on a query?
Message was edited by: CraigRigby - made a point clearer