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.
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.
An alternate download location can be any network location that has all the files required to install a particular application. You can distribute packages from alternate download locations including a UNC address or DFS source. The CIFS and SMB protocols, Samba servers, and file server appliances are supported. You specify the location when you create a Managed Installation.