Chapter 8

Application Deployment

The ability to deploy applications has long been a primary function of Configuration Manager. The Application Deployment feature of Configuration Manager 2012 is the new approach for software deployment and allows administrators to deploy almost any kind of content to Configuration Manager clients, affecting potentially thousands of systems or users.

The list of content deployable through Application Deployment includes virtually anything—from full applications (i.e., Office) to scripts and batch files. Beyond simply specifying what to deploy is also the ability to detail how to deploy, including whether an application should be delivered to systems versus users or whether the application should be a full installation ...

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