To create an initial configuration for Application Manager for MECM:
1. Launch Application Manager from the Windows start menu to open the configuration wizard.
2. On the Login page, enter your Recast Application Manager ID and Key. Click Login.
3. On the Software Download Location page, select the folder for third-party application installation files. The path can be a local folder or an UNC path. The local folder will be automatically converted to a network path for MECM, but applications will be downloaded to a local folder.
4. On the Integration Type page, select Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM).
5. On the MECM Login page, select a Local MECM server or a Remote server. If installing Application Manager on a remote server, enter the DNS name (server.domain) and review the service account requirements. Enter Application Manager service account credentials and select Set.
NOTE: This might take a while if you have a large environment, meaning thousands of collections.
6. On the Deployment Process page, select collection(s) for the default deployment process.
- The default deployment process is used as a base for new deployment processes.
- You might want to just select your pilot group, so it will be used on all deployment processes.
7. On the Distribution Point Group page, select a DP Group.
8. On the Software Selection page, select applications included in the default deployment process.
- Choose Use default deployment process with all software (default) to add all applications to an automatically created deployment process.
- Click Select to add specific applications to a default process.
9. On the Email Settings page, you can enter SMTP server settings to receive email notifications when Application Manager creates new application deployments.
10. Click Finish to start automatic deployments manually later. You can also select Yes to start automatic deployments now, if you are happy with the default deployment created during installation.
Application Manager will start up and you can continue with further configurations.