SCCM Application Deployment – How to make a Program deployment available after specific time and deploy at specified time

SCCM Application Deployment

How to make a Program deployment available after specific time and deploy at specified time.

  • Create Adhoc Collection (Do not assign specific maintenance window)
  • Right click “Your Collection Name” > Deploy a Program
  • When Deploy Software Wizard appears, validate Collection: and click Browse under Software: choose the software you’d like to deploy and click Next >
  • Validate the Distribution point \\YourDistributionPoint.contoso.com click Next >
  • Under Purpose choose “Required” click Next >
  • You’ll now be presented with “Specify the schedule for this deployment”
    • Check the first option “Schedule when this deployment will become available:” (choose a time you want the package to be available on the endpoint e.g. Saturday at 3PM
    • Leave the second checkbox unchecked
    • Under Assignment Schedule click “New” and you will be presented with Assignment Schedule window. Click Schedule and within the Custom Schedule window choose a start time e.g. Saturday at 8PM and on recurrence schedule choose “None” and click OK
    • You’ll be back at the “Specify the schedule for this deployment” on Rerun behavior: choose “Rerun if failed previous attempt” click Next >
  • Within the Specify the user experience for the installation of this software on the selected devices window select “When the scheduled assignment time is reached, allow the following activities to be performed outside of the maintenance window” check Software installation.
  • On next window for both dropdowns choose “Download content from the distribution point and run locally” leave “Allow clients to share content with other clients on the same subnet” checked. Click Next >
  • On the Confirm the settings window. Carefully review all settings and assure everything is configured as specified and the time and date are accurate and when ready click Next >

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