Managing packages and bundles

Use software packages to install, update, or remove software on a set of target computers. Use software bundles to specify a sequenced list of software packages to deploy.

Before you begin

For applicability checks and command line operations, make sure that all endpoints have the required system environment variables defined. For more information, see System environment variables.

Create a software package

  1. From the Deploy Menu, click Software and then click New Software Package.
  2. Provide package options.
    1. Click Add to add local or remote package files.
      These are the files that are needed to silently install an application on a managed device. They include, but are not limited to, msi or exe installers, resource files or folders, configuration files, custom scripts, custom registry files, or license keys.
    2. Provide the general information and select the OS platform.

      If the package files include one or more Windows Installer packages (MSI file format), you can click Extract to extract the general information from the .msi file. and verify the pre-populated information. Clicking Extract does not overwrite any information that you previously entered manually.

    3. Choose Deploy operations.
    4. Provide the minimum system requirements for the package to run on the endpoint.
    5. Add a list of detection rules for prerequisite software.
    6. (Optional) If the Update operation is selected, add a list of detection rules for previous versions.
    7. Add conditional commands for any of the Deploy operations that you enabled for this package.
    8. Add a list of detection rules for installation verification.
  3. Click Create Package.
  4. Provide your password and click Confirm.

Export a software package

You can export a software package so that you can later import the package on a different server or recreate a deleted package.

  1. From the Deploy Menu, click Software.
  2. Click the name of your package and then click Export .

The ZIP file is available in your downloads folder.

Import a software package

You can import a previously exported software package on a different server or recreate a deleted package.

  1. From the Deploy Menu, click Software and then click Import Package.
  2. Browse to the previously exported ZIP file and click Import.
  3. Click Upload File for any required files.
  4. Click Import or Import Duplicate if you are importing a duplicate package.
  5. Provide your password and click Confirm.

Create a software bundle

  1. From the Deploy Menu, click Software and then click Software Bundles.
  2. Click New Software Bundle.
  3. Provide package options.
    1. In the Software Bundle Details section, specify the bundle name and description and select the OS platform.
    2. In the Add Software section, select which software packages you to want to add to the bundle, the deploy action, and whether you want the bundle to continue or exit if the package fails.

      You can change the order of the packages by dragging the package, or by clicking the arrows next to the package number.

  4. Click Create Bundle.

Edit a software package or bundle

To edit a package or bundle, click the name of your package or bundle and then click Edit.

When a software package or bundle is edited and saved, the version number of the package or bundle is incremented. All existing deployments continue to use the version that is specified at the time of deployment until the updated package catalog is distributed.

Delete a software package or bundle

To delete a package or bundle, click the name of your package or bundle and then click Delete .

You can only delete a software package or bundle if it is not being referenced in an active deployment.

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