Friday, March 08, 2013 2:31 PM
Here's my problem:
I'm trying to bring all workstations up to the most recent Java 7 update and remove everything else. I have 2 query-based collections set up. One checks for Java 6, the other for Java 7. All workstations with Java 7 already had the latest update advertised to them.
Since an advertisement can only be tied to a single collection, i'll have to create a new advertisement to push out Java 7 to workstations with Java 6. I've noticed there are some PCs that show up in both queries. Will the advertisement re-run the program or will SCCM realize that the program was already run with a different advertisement and not attempt to install again?
Friday, March 08, 2013 2:35 PM
If the package and program are the same, it won't... unless part of your advertisement (the new one) is "rerun always", or has a recurring schedule.
oh, and you CAN have an advertisement go to multiple collections. on the collection which is the current target, right-click and "link to" the other collection--that essentially makes a pointer to the other collection--in the console it looks like a subcollection (but it's not a copy or a new collection, it's just a pointer).
and in the advertisement you check the box about "include subcollections".
Standardize. Simplify. Automate.