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Deploying Remote Server Management Programs for Windows 8 Using ConfigMgr 2012

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SerManTilThis week I Would like to devote a post remote server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8 using ConfigMgr 2012. In my own view it should be deployed using the program version, Though the installer is only available as a Windows Update Standalone Installer. This gives me the option to show some fundamentals about the Detection Rules and in regards to the guide software in ConfigMgr 2012 along with the Prerequisites.

In a way I shall go through the wizards of Deploying and creating an application. Together with the step about the Detection Rule I shall give some additional explanation during this, since it has to be created and there are options for that. RSAT for Windows 8 could be downloaded here:

Create Application

Library > Review > Application Management > Applications, click Create > Develop Application and the Create Application Wizard will reveal.

On the General page, choose Manually define the program Information and click Next.

On the General page, fill in the information about the Program and click on Next.

Note: Check the box Allow this program to be installed In the Install Application task sequence actions rather than deploying it to make it possible to use it in a job sequence.

On the Program Catalog page, fill in the information About the program and click Next.

Onthe Create, click Add and the Deployment Types page Deployment Type Wizard will show.

On the General page, choose Manually define the installation Type info and click on Next.

About the installation click Next and type.

On the Content page, navigate to the Content Place, use as Setup program wusa.exe Windows6.2-KB2693643-x64. Msu /quiet /norestart, utilize as Uninstall Program wusa.exe /uninstall Windows6.2-KB2693643-x64. Msu /quiet /norestart and click Next.

There are choice to Check for the installation. The most important thing would be to find something unique. Here I will give two good options for detecting RSAT for Windows 8:

DetRuleRSATSelect Add Clause… and also the Detection Rule popup Will show (see image ). On the Detection Rule Popup, select as Setting Type File System, fill in as Path %WinDir%\System32\, fill in as File or folder title ServerManager.exe, select The file system setting must satisfy the following rule to signify the presence of the application, select as Property Model, select as Operator Equals, fill in as Value 6.2.9200.16384 and click on Ok.

Select Use a custom script to discover the existence of this Deployment type, ScrEdiVbsclick Edit and the Script Editor popup will show (see picture). As Script Contents and click on Ok, use the follow up script on the Script Editor popup select as Script Sort VBScript.

StrComputer &”\root\CIMV2″)

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“SELECT * FROM Win32_QuickFixEngineering WHERE HotFixID = ‘KB2693643′”)

If colItems.Count = 0 Then


Wscript.StdOut.Write”The application is installed”

End If

Back on the Detection Strategy page click Next.

About the User Experience webpage, select the experience Preferences and click Next.

Notice: Select as Installation behavior Install for system should Resource is apparatus; differently install for user and select as demands Whether or not a user is logged on to ensure it is possible to use it.

ReqRSATOn click Add the Requirements page and the Produce Requirement popup will reveal (see picture).

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