We are in a 1 to 1 school environment and therefore face some of the following software deployment challenges:
- Disconnections from the network during deployment (Due to roaming during class changes etc.)
- When a machine requires servicing students get a loaner machine (which has it's own machine name).
- Along with other challenges that stem from putting a laptop in a student hands.
Overall things are going well.
Most of our deployments are Policy based pushes targeted via an LDAP query.
The logic being that if a student logs into a loaner machine all of the software they need will load when the machine does a policy check. This should also allow other support staff to add/remove students in AD group and have software magically end or vanish from student/teacher machines.
I have set the policy update to every 2 hours with a random delay of 1 hour to try and keep the machine updated as quickly as possible.
I choose not to update on login to avoid having machine bog down when they login.
I have two questions:
The first might be resolved by following directions in How to set up and configure policies to use LDAP Groups or LDAP Containers which I just read and confirmed that “DisabledLdapGroupEnumeration is set to 1”
But I’m being rushed to get this working so I wanted to make sure I was on the right track.
Initially my Policy based push which targets an LDAP query works great. But over time if a student gets a loaner or has their machine imaged it seems like I need to restart the task to get the software pushed out.
Perhaps the info in How to set up and configure policies to use LDAP Groups or LDAP Containers will fix this issue or did I need to do something else like set these task to repeat every day?
I was under the impression these query's updated automatically.
Second question is about the speed of items pushed out via deployment portal.
I have tried the following settings in my method but it still crawls.
Network Usage > Use DL from source to deploy files.
Network Usage > Bandwidth > Nothing is checked
Network Usage > Download > Nothing is checked and the timing is set to 0 in both.
I’m running 8.8 SP2 BTW.