Automation/scheduling question

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  • Andrew Gresbach

    maybe smartest to setup a new package and included nested packages of the existing  apps that i want to update, changing the conditions away from nested conditions to only point to the "old versions" maybe? and then attach a schedule to that?

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  • Colby Bouma

    My personal recommendation is to create 1 schedule per package. Setting up a large package with a bunch of Nested Package steps works, but you'll get a lot of failed deployments.

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  • Andrew Gresbach

    failed deployments due to what? too many going at once or meaning if you setup conditions like only when no one is logged on, etc

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  • Colby Bouma

    I was referring to Conditions. If a target fails a Condition, its deployment will show as failed. If you want to build a package that you can deploy to all targets and use Collection Conditions to filter them, you're going to have a lot of targets showing failure in the deployment. It's not going to break anything, but it's inefficient and generates a lot of noise.

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  • Andrew Gresbach

    ahh yup i hear ya.....and i just realized even if i DID build 1 big package filled w/ nested packages w/ custom conditions, when you build a schedule you have to pick targets again so that wouldnt work anyways so that kind of sucks

    so if i do them all individually, wouldnt i run into the same thing though w/ flooded w/ possibly failed reports due to conditions?

     

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  • Colby Bouma

    No, because each Schedule will have its own targets.

    Schedule 1) 7-Zip, targets the "7-Zip (Old)" collection.

    Schedule 2) Google Chrome, targets the "Google Chrome (Old)" collection.

    You can add the matching "Not installed" collection for any package that you want on every computer.

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  • Andrew Gresbach

    cool thats what i was thinking would be needed so i'll roll with that! thanks for the help!

     

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