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HI,

 

I need to install applications in a certain order for my collection. Would task sequencing be the best option? If so, can someone provide a quick how to, or point me to one?

 

Thanks!

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are you doing a full Operating System Deployment?

If so yes TS would be the best option,

 

if not

 

you could set a prerequisite on each of your packages that you wish to install....

 

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this can be found in the Packages Program properties

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A Task Sequence can also be a good solution.

 

When there are a lot of dependencies I would use a Task Sequence (keep in mind that a Task Sequence can only be deployed to computers and not to users). When there are just one or two programs then I would use the solution of jamitupya.

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A Task Sequence can also be a good solution.

 

When there are a lot of dependencies I would use a Task Sequence (keep in mind that a Task Sequence can only be deployed to computers and not to users). When there are just one or two programs then I would use the solution of jamitupya.

 

I have applications with multiple dependecies. I was pretty sure I wanted to use TS but I don't know how to set it up. That is the issue. I need instructions for setting this up. Everything I've found so far on the web is confusing and I just need some instructions specific to setting up applications to run in a sequence.

 

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as Peter says,

 

plus you should look at the deploying Firefox guide

 

once you have that working create a brand new Task Sequence in OSD by right clicking and choose New Task Sequence, then choose Create a New Custom Task Sequence called install some applications

 

install some apps.jpg

 

 

click next, next, close.

 

Once done, open the task sequence by selecting it and choose Edit.

 

The task sequence will be empty !, click Add, General, Install Software

 

install software.jpg

 

select the Firefox package and the setup program

 

install 3 apps firefox.jpg

 

done, repeat for each application you want installed in the Task Sequence and when done,

 

install 3 apps.jpg

 

advertise the ts to a collection of computers.

 

cheers

niall

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as Peter says,

 

plus you should look at the deploying Firefox guide

 

once you have that working create a brand new Task Sequence in OSD by right clicking and choose New Task Sequence, then choose Create a New Custom Task Sequence called install some applications

 

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click next, next, close.

 

Once done, open the task sequence by selecting it and choose Edit.

 

The task sequence will be empty !, click Add, General, Install Software

 

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select the Firefox package and the setup program

 

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done, repeat for each application you want installed in the Task Sequence and when done,

 

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advertise the ts to a collection of computers.

 

cheers

niall

 

 

Thanks,

 

Another ? I'm trying this and some of my applications allow me to choose a program, but many don't. Why is that? All the packages do have programs assigned to them. Doubled checked to make sure of it.

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and make sure that allow users to interact with this program is NOT SELECTED

 

otherwise it won't appear in the drop down menu, same goes for Disabled programs, they won't show up either

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OK, I figured out why my programs weren't showing up...(can't have user interaction checked on). Thanks for all your help!!! Still not sure how you would use the base variables and all that functionality, but maybe a future post....

 

Thanks again Niall. Really appreciate the screen shots....very helpful.

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no problems

 

and in case it isn't clear yet, you can move applications installation order up or down by

 

1. selecting a Task Sequence Step

2. press the appropriate button (move up, move down) by using the buttons at the top of the task sequence (applies to any task sequence step as long as there is more than one)

 

 

 

see this pic for details

 

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as this topic is asked a lot I will pin it.

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do i need to restart the client to install software using TS, or do i just advertise it, and it runs normally as if i was just advertising a single program ?

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do i need to restart the client to install software using TS, or do i just advertise it, and it runs normally as if i was just advertising a single program ?

 

just advertise it as any normal application :)

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It works very well. Did this when installing Star IPS and Oracle on clients.

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A Task Sequence can also be a good solution.

 

When there are a lot of dependencies I would use a Task Sequence (keep in mind that a Task Sequence can only be deployed to computers and not to users). When there are just one or two programs then I would use the solution of jamitupya.

 

 

Can you please tell the jamitupya's solution?

 

Regards,

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A Task Sequence can also be a good solution.

 

When there are a lot of dependencies I would use a Task Sequence (keep in mind that a Task Sequence can only be deployed to computers and not to users). When there are just one or two programs then I would use the solution of jamitupya.

 

Since task sequence can only be deployed to computers and not users, want can be used to deployed to users that is like task sequence?

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i'm having an issue deploying a task sequence to some computers that i hope this board can assist with. Basically I’m using a task sequence to deploy out some software because there are some dependencies and thus I need some logic built in. Currently most of our users are running Office 2007, but some have 2010. We’re implementing a plugin for Outlook and the client piece that I need to deploy has one version for 2007 and one version for 2010. I setup a package that has two programs, one for each version of the plugin. I then setup a task sequence and added both packages to it. Each package checks for their respective version of:

 

Outlook 2007:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\outlook.exe or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\outlook.exe:

 

Outlook 2010

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE

Outlook.exe.

 

Last I setup the advertisement for the task sequence.

 

What’s odd is I have about a 40% failure rate and a 16% success rate (other machines currently waiting on user to log off their pc). The failed status says “the task sequence manager could not successfully complete execution of the task sequence”. Furthermore, see it complete successfully on one machine and fail on another, but both have the same install of Office.

 

Any guidance or assistance is greatly appreciated!

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