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Deploying Applications With WDS/MDT (2008R2) RRS feed

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  • I am looking to deploy a new application (MS Report Viewer 2012) to a handful of my workstations.  I already have images captured for all of these machines, but only 5 out of 45 need this application.  I was wondering if there is a way to push the software to these 5 machines with WDS and if so, where can I find the commands?

    Thank you!


    Friday, June 13, 2014 3:45 PM

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  • Hi,

    You can create a custom or use the Post OS deployment Task Sequence for this. Same thing as regular TS, when launched you will be able to choose the application in the wizard pane or you can configure the step to install the application directly in the TS.

    Then the good thing is that you can also automate this deployment; you can specify the TS to use:

    Example: \\mdt01\mdtbuildprod$\scripts\litetouch.vbs /SkipTaskSequence:YES /TaskSequenceID:TSAPP01

    regards,


    / Yannick Plavonil
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    Friday, June 13, 2014 10:54 PM
  • Just to clarify, WDS by itself does not manage applications. MDT can perform application installs as a basic task sequence.

    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:12 AM