Preparing for deployment
Preparing the Software deployment list
Select a deployment method for all software on your Software deployment list by clicking one of the method icons above the list, or select methods for each software individually.
Before deploying a program, you need to create at least one deployment package, as well as specify the installation settings in the Software editor.
A program without any deployment packages, or without any having been selected, will not be deployed.
Preparing the Deployment targets list
When remote computers are scanned for the first time, logins that successfully provided access are automatically assigned to them. It's possible to switch to another login or create a new one from the Deployment targets list.
Logins are set in the same way as in the Scanner.
Readiness for deployment
The necessary conditions for deployment are as such:
- Software has been added to the Software deployment list.
- A computer or several have been added to the Deployment targets list.
- A deployment method is selected in the Software deployment list.
If one or several of the conditions have not been met, TSD will inform you accordingly.
The deployment tree and possible conflicts
One of the main elements of the Deployment desktop is the Deployment tree: an area consisting of a table structure, with rows representing computers from the Deployment targets list, while software from the Software deployment list is represented by columns. The cells of the table show the deployment status of each software for each computer.
If TSD encounters a conflict, it will display a warning or an error.
- If the Macro deployment package was created on a Windows version newer than Vista and the target computer operates on a version older than Windows Server 2003 (or vice versa), TSD will display a warning. For example, This macro was recorded on Windows 8 operating system. It may be incompatible with Windows Server 2003. This occurs because windows and controls may be displayed differently on different operating systems. In such cases, TSD may erroneously consider a window or control missing, which will prevent the service from interacting with them.
- If the System shot deployment package was created on an OS with architecture different from the target computer's OS's, TSD will display a warning. For example, This system shot was recorded on 64-bit operating system. It may be incompatible with 32-bit architecture. This occurs due to some differences in the registries of OS'es with different architectures.
- When attempting to deploy to a computer operating on Windows 2000 or older. For example, Silent install method is incompatible with Windows 2000.
- When attempting to deploy a 64-bit application to a computer operating on a 32-bit OS. For example, This software is a 64-bit application. It is incompatible with Windows XP 32-bit.
Total Software Deployment
A tool to manage software deployment in your corporate network.