I would recommend starting out with a simple batch file that contains a line with something like this:
echo LANDesk Rocks! > C:\TestOutput.txt
Obviously that should create a file call TestOutput.txt on the root of the C drive. That will allow you to test that the LANDesk functionality works using a controlled package. For details on actually creating the package you can look at the help file (it's surprisingly helpful, and I don't mean that as sarcasm).
After the batch file I would try something like TightVNC. With LANDesk you don't really have any need for TightVNC, but it has a couple advantages. 1 - It's a single file executable installer that uses command line options to be silent, so it's a little more complex than the batch file, but still not anything super crazy. 2 - It's free. 3 - The exact command line needed for a basic silent install is found right on their website. 4 - It's pretty small
You can download it here:
The command line instructions can be found here:
(Hint the install command would be: tightvnc-1.3.10-setup.exe /sp- /verysilent)
You can make the setup.exe file the primary file, then add the /sp- /verysilent part to the Installation Options page on the Command Line. This should allow you to get started with some package distribution. Just make sure you choose a policy, start the task on the core, then launch the software deployment portal. This should either run the task immediately (if it's a required policy) or list it in the portal to be installed (if it's an optional or recommended policy).
Let me know if this helps!
Justins, I let the Software guy at LANDesk know about your port here. He should be responding soon with some things to try. There are a few patches that should be applied that he can get you the links for.
For a step by step walk through you can see this article: http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-7336
You may also want to apply this patch in this article: http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-6396
Let me know if you have any further questions.