26 - How to Create, Manage, and Deploy Applications in Microsoft SCCM


In this video guide, we will be covering how to create, manage, and deploy applications in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). We will create applications for Notepad++, Google Chrome, Flash Player, and 7-Zip. This guide will cover both MSI and EXE based application creation and deployment. We also include the components of applications including deployment types, content, detection methods, requirements, supersedence, dependencies and more.

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Topics in Video:

- Creating an application for 7-Zip –
- Adding OR condition for detection method for 7-Zip – x64 – MSI based deployment type for version = for file/registry value –
- Add requirements for 7-Zip – x64 – MSI based deployment type –
- Creation x86 deployment type for the 7-Zip application –
- Deploy the 7-Zip application to All Users collection –
- Creating an application for EXE based installer for Notepad++ –
- Finding the silent install commands for EXE installers –
- Creating a detection method for the EXE based install of Notepad++ using the DisplayVersion value of the Uninstall registry key –
- Create an application for Google Chrome x64 and x86 –
- Create Application for Adobe Flash Player PPAPI (Chrome) –
- Creation a dependency for Google Chrome to be dependent on Adobe Flash Player for Chrome - to show how to create dependencies –
- Create deployment that requires approval –
- Reviewing available applications in software center –
- Install 7-Zip and review MSI install progress in the –
- Install Google Chrome and review how the Flash Player dependency also installs –
- Request the Notepad++ install from software center the requires approval –
- Create an updated application for 7-Zip and configure supersedence –

Helpful Resources:

- Create applications in Configuration Manager –
- Manually specify application information- #bkmk_manual-app
- Create deployment types for the application – #bkmk_create-dt
- Deployment type Detection Method options – #bkmk_dt-detect
- About custom script detection methods – #about-custom-script-detection-methods
- Deployment type Requirements – #bkmk_dt-require
- Deployment type Dependencies – #bkmk_dt-depend
- Create Windows applications in Configuration Manager –
- Deploy applications with Configuration Manager –
- Deployment User Experience settings – #bkmk_deploy-ux
User notifications for required deployments – #bkmk_notify
- Check for running executable files – #bkmk_exe-check
- Approve applications in Configuration Manager –
- Email notifications for Application Approvals – #bkmk_email-approve
- Monitor applications from the System Center Configuration Manager console –
- Update and retire applications with System Center Configuration Manager –
- Application supersedence – #application-supersedence
- Decide whether to upgrade or replace an application – #decide-whether-to-upgrade-or-replace-an-application
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