My SMS 2003 software packages just keep installing
Posted on 2009-04-22
I run an SMS 2003 SP3 server with 35 secondary sites around the state. I have created several software packages that are being distributed successfully to computers at those sites. The advertisements do not expire due to the fact that our staff at those sites may reimage PCs, which then need to have the packages reinstalled. We have recently upgraded our server hardware.
Here is my problem: the packages keep reinstalling. At one site, for a particular advertisement, there have been 5 times the number of successful installations as there are computers! The computers are not being reimaged. They all run the advanced client. It seems like SMS is not detecting that the software is already installed?? Or the advertisement thinks the package is being updated?? i don't know. Please help.