3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2009 2:43 PM by Spartan

    Software Deployment Portal Policies

    Apprentice

      When using the Software Deployment Policy Portal, does this require the agent to run policies more than once a day?  Currently when I use the portal the users only get the initial popup when the task is triggered. So once again I state the same question, does the use of the portal require policies to be run more than once a day?  Currently we have the agents checking in for policies at 4:30am.

       

      ZFerrini

        • 1. Re: Software Deployment Portal Policies
          Spartan Apprentice

          Good Day,

           

          My experience is as follows.

           

          If the task is scheduled (prior to 4:30AM in your case) and the machine runs it's 4:30AM policy update, the end user should see the packages in the Portal.

          If the task is scheduled after the machine runs it's policy update then the end user would not see the package in the portal unless they clicked on the "check for Additional Software" button (which triggers a policy update).

           

          I'm not sure if there is more to this but this is was I observed.

          • 2. Re: Software Deployment Portal Policies
            Apprentice

            So if I set the agent to run the policy more than once a day then the portal should come back up when the policies are ran the second time?  Is this how you see it working or am I missing something?

             

            ZFerrini

            • 3. Re: Software Deployment Portal Policies
              Spartan Apprentice

              If your goal is to keep the portal as upto date as possible then yes or simply tell your users to click on the "Check for additional software" if they do not see something they are expecting to have.

               

              However the portal is best used to allow the end user to have control over the installation, if you simply want to software to install use "required installation".

               

              Perhaps I'm missing something here?

              Is the desired behavior to have the Software Deployment Portal automatically popup for the user when an installation is available?