Application and Software Deployment SCCM – Part # 1   – Part 1 – Part 2   Part 3 Part 4  – Part 5

In this series of SCCM 2012 Applications Concept , I will Demystify the concept of Applications in SCCM 2012 . To start with here is a brief snapshot of the new offerings in SCCM 2012 Applications :


For administrative users, the benefits of application management include the following:

  • Applications in Configuration Manager support user-centric management so that you can associate specific users with specific devices. Instead of having to remember the name of a user’s device, you can now deploy software to the user and to the device. This functionality can help you make sure that the most important software is always available on each device that a specific user accesses. If a user acquires a new computer, you can automatically install the user’s applications on the device before the user logs on.
  • You can send application deployments to users, devices, groups of users, or groups of devices.
  • You can use requirements to control the deployment of applications to devices. For example, you can specify that an application can be installed only on computers that have more than 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM, or specify that you want the application to install only on computers that run Windows 7. Applications are installed only on the computers that meet the specified requirements. Configuration Manager contains a set of built-in requirements called global conditions, and you can also define custom requirements.
  • Users can install Windows software directly from the Application Catalog self-service website.
  • Users can request approval to install software from a self-service website, the Application Catalog.  Administrative users can approve or deny these requests.
  • An administrative user can configure a deployment purpose and action for an application. This configuration controls whether the application is required or optional and whether the application must be installed or uninstalled. Configuration Manager periodically monitors the state of the deployment. For example, if an application has a deployment purpose ofRequired and the user uninstalls it, Configuration Manager automatically reinstalls the application.

Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

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