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SCCM 2012 - Deploy required application only when user is logged off, but also allow user's to install from app catalog when needed

Hi experts,

I need some assistance.  I feel I may be either staring at something that is not inherently possible, or staring the answer straight in the face but not seeing it.  

I am attempting to set a required deployment for an application, Flash Player in this instance, though the specific application is not relevant.  The required deployment must only be installed when no user is logged on.  However, we also require this same application to be available via the Application Catalog for user's to install when they may choose.  This installation obviously cannot use this "no logged on user" setting as it will cause an immediate failure in the installation.

The application in both cases is to be installed for the system and not the user account.

My question is this, what are the alternative options available for these requirements?

Ideally I would like to have just the one version of the application within SCCM, otherwise my OCD sense will start tingling everytime i look at the application list.  Perhaps having two deployment types but the one that runs when a user is logged on is only available if the installation has been kicked off via the application catalog?  Is there a script for that requirement?

I'm hoping for someone to pitch in with a eureka moment, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Dean
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Creating two applications can solve it easily. Try to take something to suppress OCD.
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deanomacAuthor Commented:
Haha, OCD suppressant spray may help, but we have just spent a long time tidying up SCCM and setting policy on how to do things. It rubs against the grain to have two apps set up for a "single" deployment setup.

I fear that two apps may be my only option, but i was hoping to get a scripting guru who would be able to provide a script to use within the requirements field of the deployment type that will allow it to run only when the app install has been triggered from the application catalog.

There is a field within the application summary that shows the number of "Users with Catalog Installations" but I have as yet been unable to find the field that would allow me to query that information elsewhere.
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