Auto Deploy packages to computers that join Active Directory automatically

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  • Brad McClave

    Yes. You can set a heartbeat trigger on a schedule for a specific OU in Active Directory. I have mine setup differently for my environment. I have a PDQ Inventory collection that finds any computer added to PDQ Inventory in the last day and excludes any servers. I then have a PDQ Deploy package of nested software packages setup to trigger on a schedule for said collection in PDQ Inventory. Works like a charm.

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  • Donna Roehrig

    Can you share with me how you set that up? That sounds BRILLIANT! May be what I am looking for to help push out installs to new setups.

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  • Brad McClave

    PDQ Inventory: Create a dynamic group where the group filter is All, then the Value filters are Computer-Date Added-After-1 day ago, Computer-O/S Name-Does Not Contain-Server

    PDQ Deploy: Create all the packages for the software you want to deploy. Then create another package that nests all these software packages (steps). Now create a schedule. I have mine setup to run every hour but you could probably get away with doing a heartbeat trigger. Set the target to be the dynamic group you setup in PDQ Inventory.

    Now, once a computer is added to PDQ Inventory at any time during the past 24 hours, the package of nested packages will deploy software to it.

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  • Ryan Joachim

    To follow up on Brodiemac's explanation, here's how I built my collection - enter image description here

    There are a lot of different ways of building your filters - this just worked well in my environment. Create the package(s) in Deploy, create your schedule to have this collection as the target, and set the heartbeat.

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  • Donna Roehrig

    Ok this may be what I am looking for. I will test this next week. Sorry havent gotten back, got busy. But thank you so much!!!!

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