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  • We are looking for 3rd party tools to help with the process of package management and deployment of 3rd party applications using SCCM.  Has anyone in the community got any recommendations ?  Looking to simplify the process.
    Friday, September 11, 2015 8:38 AM

Answers

  • I lot of people like to use http://psappdeploytoolkit.com./

    Also you can use tool like Orca or admin studio to make .msi file or change to those msi.

    But honestly i think using app deploy or any powershell to deploy all the application is easy and portable. Also using powershell it let you do some touch up during installation copy config file or regkey and even make validation or start other things afterward also make sure some software are close before you install.

    But there is no best solution or one solution that fits everyone. You need to look at what you need.


    • Edited by Frederick Dicaire Friday, September 11, 2015 11:27 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Monday, September 21, 2015 9:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:20 AM
    Friday, September 11, 2015 11:27 AM

All replies

  • I lot of people like to use http://psappdeploytoolkit.com./

    Also you can use tool like Orca or admin studio to make .msi file or change to those msi.

    But honestly i think using app deploy or any powershell to deploy all the application is easy and portable. Also using powershell it let you do some touch up during installation copy config file or regkey and even make validation or start other things afterward also make sure some software are close before you install.

    But there is no best solution or one solution that fits everyone. You need to look at what you need.


    • Edited by Frederick Dicaire Friday, September 11, 2015 11:27 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Monday, September 21, 2015 9:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:20 AM
    Friday, September 11, 2015 11:27 AM
  • Looking to simplify the process.

    Concur with Frederick in general; however, maybe we can offer something more if you define the above. Specially, what is not simple today? What are you having challenges or problems with? Is something not working well?

    You've made a very generic statement that has no real meaning so it's difficult for use to offer anything meaningful in return.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Friday, September 11, 2015 11:51 AM
  • For the deployment part, I recommend trying PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit (https://psappdeploytoolkit.codeplex.com/) which adds flexibility to ConfigMgr that it does not have built-in.
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:41 AM
  • If you're looking to compile custom MSi's and repackage existing MSI's and you want some integration with ConfigMgr then I would recommend Flexera Admin Studio professional which is one of the more popular industry standard packaging tools.

    That being said, it is costly and there are other cheaper alternatives.

    It really depends on your specific requirements.


    Cheers

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    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:54 AM