Feature Request: Ability to break out download step from install step




  • Patrick Pierce

    There is not a way to predownload packages.

    However, there are a few things to try.

    Look into Push vs Pull. Using Pull Copy may make copying the files faster for large applications. https://www.pdq.com/blog/pdq-deploy-1-4-pull-file-copy/ https://www.pdq.com/blog/pdq-deploy-know-copy-mode/

    You can try this too. It may be easier and work in your situation.

    1. Download the files to the server.

    2. Create a package and use the file copy step to copy the files to devices.

    3. Run package that will display your message.

    4. Use a script to run the installer locally on the device.

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  • Josh Mackelprang


    Patrick is correct, there is not a way to do this directly within Deploy, but you could accomplish something similar with schedules, and some manual cleanup.

    Schedule 1: File-Copy all required files to the target machines (pre-stage)

    Schedule 2: Command step executing the installers with proper parameters

    Schedule 3: Command step removing the previously copied installers

    You could make sure that you are getting files on machines, and removing them with a file and directory scanner:



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