Tracking changes to distribution settings
If History subscriptions are configured to retain information, you can view the details of the changes made to settings, assets, and objects.
This information includes the date the change was made and the user who made the change, which can be useful during troubleshooting. See About history settings.
Types of distribution packages
Packages can be distributed to managed devices as Managed Installations, File Synchronizations, User Console packages, and MSI installers.
Attaching digital assets to applications and selecting supported operating systems
To distribute applications to managed devices using Managed Installations or User Console downloads, you need to attach the appropriate digital assets to applications. Digital assets are the files required for deployment, such as installers. In addition, you need to select the supported operating systems for the application. You perform these tasks on the Software detail page.
This rule applies even if:
See Attach digital assets to applications and select supported operating systems.
Distributing packages from the appliance
Packages distributed from the appliance are deployed to managed devices only if the inventory item is designated to run on the device’s operating system.
For example, if the inventory item is designated for Windows 7 only, the inventory item is not deployed to devices running Windows 8.
Also, packages are deployed only to devices that meet label requirements. For example, if the package is set to deploy to a label named Office A, the package does not deploy to devices that are not labeled Office A. When the appliance creates an application inventory item, it only records the operating systems on which the item was installed in the inventory detail record.
To deploy Managed Installations, you must select an execution option and a deployment window. See Using Managed Installations.