Global Deployment Settings

Deployment Type

The following deployment types are available in Application Manager:

  • Required - Application installation will be forced
  • Available - Users can choose to install the application from Software Center
  • Available with forced upgrade - Users can choose to install the application from Software Center. If, however, a superceded version of the application is found, the system will force the upgrade.




Application Availability

Choose among the following application availability settings in Application Manager:

Allowed Weekdays - Select from the drop-down. The default is Any working day.

Timing - Select from drop-down

  • As soon as possible
  • Specified UTC Time
  • Specified Client Local Time

For Specified UTC Time & Client Local Time, click the Clock icon to set a time.




Application Deadline

Choose from the following application deadline settings in Application Manager:

Allowed Weekdays - Select from the drop-down. The default is Any working day.

Timing - Select from the drop-down

  • As soon as possible
  • Specified UTC Time
  • Specified Client Local Time

For Specified UTC Time & Client Local Time, click the Clock icon to set a time.




Settings Common to Configuration Manager

These advanced settings related to the deployment are the same options available in the Configuration Manager console when creating a new deployment. By default, all these options are set to No.

  • Allow end users to attempt to repair this application
  • Pre-deploy software to the user's primary device
  • Send wake-up packets
  • Allow metered connections
  • Automatically close executables
  • Require Admin approval




Windows Embedded Devices

Application Manager offers an option to control the installation behavior on Windows Embedded devices, Commit changes at a deadline. By default, this option is set to No.

  • When set to Yes, changes are committed at the installation deadline. A restart is required and the changes persist on the device. 
  • When set to No, changes are committed during a maintenance window. The application installs to the temporary overlay, and is committed at a later time.




Maintenance Window

Application Manager offers the following maintenance window settings. By default, both options are set to No.

  • Allow installation outside maintenance window
  • Allow restart outside maintenance window




Scheduling

Application Manager offers a deployment scheduling setting to Allow delays. By default, this option is set to No

  • When set to Yes, allows for a delay before enforcing the deployment. The delay may be up to the grace period defined in client settings.
  • When set to No, a delay cannot be set.




System Center Operations Manager

Application Manager provides the following System Center Operations Manager settings. By default, both options are set to No.

  • Enable maintenance mode
  • Alert failed installations




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