Steadystate and applications RRS feed

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  • What is the best way to offer applications via Steadystate? Can you provide applications via Softgrid, Terminal server, SMS etc? The handbook mentions that steadystate might not be an ideal choice for scenarios where you also need centrally managed software. Doe anyone have any experiences wih this?




    Sunday, January 25, 2009 1:57 PM


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    Hi Mi2106, as you may have known that Windows SteadyState itself does not include the function to deploy programs. For software deployment issue you can post it to the following server forum:




    Also, I consider the only affected part in Windows SteadyState should be WDP. You can check the following thread to manage WDP before deploying programs:


    Software Deployment via GPO



    Hope this helps!

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Friday, February 6, 2009 2:22 AM
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:01 AM
  • I have a very similar remark. We are using SCCM for deployment and software distribution. For classroom scenarios we are not sure yet to use Steadystate or to configure "locked down workstations" via GPO (still have to do some serious testing with Steadystate).

    If we choose to use Steadystate I'm not sure if we'll have the same flexibility for software deployment because of the disk protection impact. RDP sessions (terminal services) probabely won't be an issue, but I guess standard software distribution, application virtualization, or even scenarios where we might want to use MED-V in the future will become too complicated.
    Monday, February 2, 2009 9:44 AM