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SCCM 2007 - Application deployment failed to some computers

Posted on 2009-12-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I just deployed a task sequence to 65 computers which was just supposed to uninstall an application and then reinstall the application from the new location.  It worked fine on 40 of the computers.  I am left now with 25 failed installations.  I believe there was a problem on the first install and the program was not installed properly to begin with and I think this caused step 1 of the task sequence to fail which was the uninstall.

I have two questions here...

1) If the uninstall step fails in the task sequence, would it not even go on to the next step?  If I had selected Continue on Error, would it just have moved on?

2) Now that I have this problem, how can I just set the application to install on this subset of 25 computers easily?

Thank you!
Question by:mattpayne59
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Expert Comment

ID: 26106653
1.  If you would have selected "Continue on error" on the Options tab of the individual task it would have continue to the next step (i.e. just moved on).

2.  You can create a Collection that has a Membership rule that queries Add/Remove programs for the re-installed application by Name and Install Date.  If the newly installed application is not distinguishable based on these criteria then it might be a little more cumbersome.  You might have to export a list of the Failed computers and create a Collection with a Membership rule that only includes those Computer Names.

Author Comment

ID: 26108610
How do I create the collection based on whether or not a program is in Add/Remove Programs?  On the ones where it failed, the program is not installed at all.

Accepted Solution

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ID: 26109011
1.  Under Collections, Rt-Click on a node and select New > Collection
2.  Name the Collection and hit the Next button.
3.  In the Membership Rules sections click the Query Rule button (i.e. the yellow one).
4.  Name the Query Rule and hit the Edit Query Statement button making sure that the Resource class equals System Resource which it is by default.
5.  Click the Criteria tab
6.  Click the Criterion Properties button which is the yellow-star
7.  See the image below for the correct entries.
8.  The value will be the name of the application.  In your case, you will probably use an "is not equal" or "is not like" conditional filter instead.

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