Good Day to all,
I apologize if this is in the forums but I haven’t been able to find the right answer/fit.
Let me start by quickly describing my environment in order to see if I’m taking the steps.
We are a K-12 school with students from Grade 6-12 with notebooks.
This means we are often re-imagining machines and/or giving our loaners while units are out of repairs.
In order to make sure a student has his/her required software I need a way to target the individual and not the machine.
In order to do this I made a bunch of groups in AD which we can add student into, which should then in turn be installed on the machine.
The above which pretty well initially.
My problem is that the LDAP query in these tasks is not updating.
I checked my logs and found that the Directory manager is updating every hour which seem to be true.
But the machines listed in the task do not update.
I have tried getting the task to repeat which works but then my distribution starts over.
To prevent this I tried adding a Detection rule to my package (Which I found out only detects dependent packages).
So I tried to make a prerequisites query, which sort of works - If the inventory scan is up to date the package fails.
This is not my desired behaviour for a couple reasons.
-We can’t tell at a glance if everybody got the package
-My Inventory scans run every 3 hours but my policies update upon login and every 2 hours.
I could run Inventory Scans more frequently or place a greater delay on my policies but there has to be a better way. =o)
Keep in mind that I need this task to automatically deploy again if the software is gone (Due to being re-image or having a loaner machine)
Please help me oh great ones...