Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

Application deployment - Training videos from Microsoft

This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer.  These tutorials  use Configuration Manager 2012 in the demos, however the concepts are still relevant for Configuration Manager current branch. These posts originally published on Microsoft blog.

Application Deployment Part 1

Introduction

The first session is an introduction and reviews concepts and infrastructure components key to understanding application deployment. It includes a discussion of boundaries, boundary group, roaming, distribution points, distribution point groups and more.  This session is the groundwork for the remainder of the series.

Application Deployment Part 2

Packages

This session walks through the creation of applications, discussing the various configuration options and how to implement. Steve also demonstrates how dependency and supercedence relationships are built along with a discussion of the requirements node. The session finishes with a discussion of the various ribbon options for an application.

Application Deployment Part 3

Applications

This session walks through the creation of applications, discussing the various configuration options and how to implement. Steve also demonstrates how dependency and supercedence relationships are built along with a discussion of the requirements node. The session finishes with a discussion of the various ribbon options for an application.

Application Deployment Part 4

Client Experience Part 1

This session focuses on the client and works through several demonstrations of deploying applications configured to demonstrate simple deployment, dependencies, supercedence, user affinity and requirements, and the client cache function.

Application Deployment Part 5

Client Experience Part 2

This session continues to focus on the client and works through examples of using maintenance windows (both server and user defined), applications configured for distribute on demand. It also walks through the various roaming scenarios a client might experience.

Application Deployment Part 6

Packages behind the scene

This video is part 6 of Application Deployment series by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer.

This session moves back to the server side to detail package creation and back end processing with the ultimate goal of preparing policy for consumption by the client.

Application Deployment Part 7

Applications behind the scenes

This session includes demonstrating some of the database changes that happen as a result of creating a sample application. The discussion focuses on the way applications are represented and stored in several of the key configuration items tables. The demo also follows the configuration items as dependencies, requirements and supercedence relationships are added to the application. 

Application Deployment Part 8

Distribution Points Behind the Scenes

This session details the distribution point by focusing on the way the content store is leveraged during the application creation, the internal structure of the content store, the efficiencies of the content store and content movement to distribution points at other sites (both local and remote). Finally, it spends a few minutes highlighting changes that happen to the database as content is added to the content store.

Application Deployment Part 9

Clients and Packages Behind the Scenes

This session focuses on the client and walks through the detailed flow of events that take place when a sample package is installed. The package installation is tracked in the logs from acquisition during policy updated through full executions. In addition, relevant WMI namespaces are discussed.

Application Deployment Part 10

Clients and Applications Behind the Scenes

This session continues to focus on the client and walks through the detailed flow of events that takes place when a sample application is installed. The application installation is tracked in the logs from acquisition during policy update through full execution. In addition, relevant WMI namespaces and the SQL compact file on the client are discussed.

Application Deployment Part 11

Task Sequences

This session focuses on task sequencing as a mechanism for deploying applications. It presents three task sequence demonstrations of deploying dependencies, supercedence and requirement rules along with spending some time in the smsts log and discusses task sequence flow.

Application Deployment Part 12

App-V Overview

This session presents an overview of App-V, discussing what App-V is, it's benefits and the components of a standalone environment.  It then switches the discussion to focus on App-V/ConfigMgr integration and presents a demo of App-V in action.

Application Deployment Part 13

App-V 5.0 Sequencer

This session focuses on the App-V 5.0 sequencer and how it can be used to sequence packages to run in the App-V virtual environment. A couple of different scenarios are demonstrated.

Application Deployment Part 14

App-V 5.0 Client

This session continues with our App-V discussion and moves to the client side to see how ConfigMgr together with App-V 5.0 work to deploy virtualized applications, including the use of virtual environments (App-V 5.0 connection groups). We also discuss how integration between ConfigMgr and App-V, is advantageous for asset tracking and software metering.

Application Deployment Part 16

Application Groups

The focus of this session is Application Groups, introduced in Configuration Manager current branch 1906, and the way then can be used to elevate and organize Application Deployment in various scenarios. The tutorial describes Application Groups, explains their use and how to configure them, and ends with a demo using them in a couple of deployment scenarios.

Application Deployment Part 17

Install Application Integration

This session focuses on the Install Application option for rapidly deploying applications to device(s).  The tutorial walks through what this component is, how to configure it and demonstrates its use.

Application Deployment Part 18

Install Application Integration

This is part 18 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session focuses on the new Task Sequence Deployment Type introduced in Configuration Manager current branch 2002. Demonstrations include how to use the task sequence in various scenarios and demonstrates its use with a basic task sequence example.