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Adding software advertisements/collections pc vs groups??

Adding software advertisements/collections pc vs groups??

Adding software advertisements/collections pc vs groups??

Curious how most people are doing advertisements and packages in sms 2003...

IE:  I create a new package.. then I make the advertisement and create a collection say called "Software X".

So in that collection I add any groups/users that I need.

However, I'd like to start switching to adding computer names instead, so that if another user logs onto the same machine, the software is already installed and usable.

But for group type situations, this isnt practical, as I'd have to add, say 20 computer names.

It would be nice if there was a way to have computer names in a group, so that computer group could be added... or is there some other way people are doing this or is everyone just doing the user based method instead?


RE: Adding software advertisements/collections pc vs groups??

I personally never install by a user collection, because every computer they sit at will get the apps assigned to them.  (of course you could make them pull it if they need it)

You could always make groups of computers based on location or departments.

I also have every app in its own collection, then a webpage that myself or the helpdesk (user group) can use that will put the computer name in the collection and force a quick install of the app.

There is a web page available that does much the same located at=


RE: Adding software advertisements/collections pc vs groups??

I have found that you can't advertise to a user group that contains computers successfully.  The advertisement never shows up.

RE: Adding software advertisements/collections pc vs groups??

Makes perfect sense smile  user groups can only have users, I was more talking about groups of computers based on a location or department....ip ranges...subnets...names

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