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How do i configure a Publishing Server on the Client via GP or commandline ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    i am new to the Microsoft management world after using novell zenworks for years , i am playing with SCCM and AppV and i have got SCCM to deploy my image with the appV client being installed as a softweare package within the build.

    I have deployed the AppV Client using SCCM during an OS build with the command line :

     

    setup.exe /s /v"/quiet /norestart /qn"0\"\"

     

    this installs fine but I now want to configure the AppV client, I have downloaded the “AppVirt.adm” but that doesn’t  have the settings for adding the Publishing Server and the type of publishing server you want ???

     

    I found that the documentation is missing vital parts of the configuration options L

    i can configure the application source root but this doesnt work unless i have a publishing server configured, can you configure a publishing server via the ADM file "AppVirt.adm" or the command line if not how do i get those settings onto the PC ?

    Cheers in advance

    Monday, March 9, 2009 2:14 PM

Answers

  • You can not configure Publishing Servers using the ADM template.  The publishing server is a key and not a value in the registry so the ADM implementation is not available.

    You could use the SFTMIME command and deploy that via a script or batch using the SCCM environment or automate it the setup of the client in SCCM.

    Good sources would be the Extensibility Today Before the SDK and the Help files on SFTMime.  There should also be some information on the setup parameters required to setup a publishing server during the installation.

    Setup up a server via SFTMIME



    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843728.aspx



    Using Setup Parameters

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843737.aspx

    Hope these can help

    mattmcdermott 

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:14 AM
    Moderator
  • We should also note that you only need the publishing server if you are planning to use a "dedicated management server" to stream virtual applications.  If you intend to use SCCM Distribution Servers to stream then no publication server need be set in the client.
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:46 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • You can not configure Publishing Servers using the ADM template.  The publishing server is a key and not a value in the registry so the ADM implementation is not available.

    You could use the SFTMIME command and deploy that via a script or batch using the SCCM environment or automate it the setup of the client in SCCM.

    Good sources would be the Extensibility Today Before the SDK and the Help files on SFTMime.  There should also be some information on the setup parameters required to setup a publishing server during the installation.

    Setup up a server via SFTMIME



    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843728.aspx



    Using Setup Parameters

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843737.aspx

    Hope these can help

    mattmcdermott 

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:14 AM
    Moderator
  • We should also note that you only need the publishing server if you are planning to use a "dedicated management server" to stream virtual applications.  If you intend to use SCCM Distribution Servers to stream then no publication server need be set in the client.
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:46 PM
    Moderator
  • Good catch there Tim.  I was focused on how to do what the subject line asked and forgot to read the detail.  Which is with SCCM you will have the client in offline mode and no publishing server will be required.

    mattmcdermott
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Though I agree to Matt and Tim about not beeing required to configure the Publishing Server for an SCCM deployment, you can configure a (single) Publishing Server with an GPO.


    Colleagues of mine have done this:
    http://www.loginconsultants.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&gid=33&Itemid=149

    The Publishing Server gets a fixed "Display Name" to overcome the "Key" issue Matt mentioned.
    Besides some "tewaky" feature it also allows to specify SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER


    (By the way, internaly we use an ADM that covers both, MS and LIC settings)


    Falko
    Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:25 PM
    Moderator
  • One thing to note, is that when you use SCCM R2 it only allows SCCM as the delivery mechanism and will remove any applications that have been deployed to it via other methods.  If there is a publishing server configured with SCCM R2 it will not be used as it is go to the vapplauncher which is picked up by the SCCM R2 cilent. 

    As far as using the add-on for ADM templates, that is one that you (Falko) would be better at talking about as you have worked with more.  But that would be one where it would be non-supported by Microsoft.

    Check out the SCCM R2 and App-V deployment guidance at:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=127120

    mattmcdermott
    Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:32 PM
    Moderator