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Article ID: 2591848 - Last Review: August 18, 2011 - Revision: 2.0

SUMMARY

This document explains how to deploy the Zune Desktop Client using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and what options are available for installation. The process involves the following steps:

Step 1: Obtain the Zune Client Software.
Step 2: Create the Deployment Package.
Step 3: Distribute the Deployment Package.
Step 4: Create the Advertisement to Install the software.

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Step 1: Obtain the Zune Client Software.

You can download the current version of the Standalone Zune Client Software Bundle here:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=206980 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=206980)  

Save or copy the file to a path available to your System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Site Server so that it can access it for package creation.

*Note: The above package does not check for updates from Microsoft Update as part of the setup process as it contains all current updates.



Step 2: Create the Software Deployment Package.


First start the Configuration Manager console by doing the following:

Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft System Center,  click Configuration Manager 2007,.then ConfigMgr Console.

In the Configuration Manager 2007 Console, expand the following path:

Site Database -> Computer Management -> Software Distribution -> Packages.

Right click Packages,  click New, then Package.

In the New Package Wizard, on the General page, enter the properties and click Next.

On the Data Source page, select "This package contains source files".

Click the "Set..." button and browse to the path where the files were downloaded in step 1. Select additional options as necessary. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680872.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680872.aspx)  for more information on the available options. Click Next.

On the Data Access page, choose to copy the file to a Configuration Manager package share, or to use the location where files were downloaded in step 1.

Select Package update settings as needed and click Next.

On the Distribution Settings page, configure as necessary for your environment and click Next.

On the Reporting page, configure as necessary for your environment and click Next.

On the Security page, modify the security rights as needed for your environment and click Next.

On the Summary page, click Next to create the package. When the package creation is completed, click Close on the Confirmation  page.

Configure Installation Program settings

In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Site Database -> Computer Management -> Software Distribution -> Packages -> Microsoft Zune Desktop Client 4.7 English -> Programs.

Right-Click Programs,  click New, click Program.

Fill in the General page options and click Next.

Note: You must add the /accepteula command line switch to automatically accept the End User License Agreement prompt if you will be deploying the software as a Mandatory assignment, or do not want users to be prompted to accept the End User License Agreement during the installation process.

On the Requirements page, configure the Estimated disk space as 250MB, and set your preferred Maximum allowed runtime (minutes). The time to install can vary, so be sure to allow for slower systems to have enough time to install the package.

Select This program can run only on specified client platforms, and check the box next to the following operating systems:

·         All x64 Windows 7
·         All x64 Windows Vista
·         All x86 Windows 7
·         All x86 Windows Vista
·         x86 Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3

Click Next.

On the Environment page, select when the program can run. If you are performing a Mandatory installation and used the /accepteula switch, you can use the option Whether or not a user is logged on.

The Zune Desktop Client requires Administrative rights to install properly so verify that the option Run with administrative rights is selected.

If you want the Zune Desktop Client to install silently through a Mandatory assignment, the Allow users to interact with this program checkbox must be unchecked.

Click Next.

On the Advanced page, you can select additional options as necessary and click Next.

On the Windows Installer page, click Next.

On the MOM Maintenance Mode page, select your desired options and click Next.

Review the Summary page to ensure settings are correct, then click Next.

Confirm the New Program Wizard completed successfully, then click Finish.

The Zune Desktop Client package is now ready to be advertised for installation on clients.



Step 3: Distribute the Deployment Package


In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Site Database -> Computer Management -> Software Distribution -> Packages -> Microsoft Zune Desktop 4.7 English.

Right-click Microsoft Zune Desktop Client 4.7 English, and click Manage Distribution Points. On the Welcome page, click Next.

On the Select Destination Distribution Point page, select Copy the package to new distribution points and click Next.

On the Package page, check the checkbox for each distribution point server that clients will use for downloading the package and click Next.

On the Completion page, click Next.

On the Confirmation  page, ensure the wizard completed successfully and then click Close.

Note: The package may take some time to reach all distribution points. You must wait for the package to show an Installed status before continuing

In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Site Database -> Computer Management -> Software Distribution -> Packages -> Microsoft Zune Desktop Client 4.7 English -> Package Status -> Package Status -> Site.

The right pane will show each distribution point and it's current state.

Right-click in the right pane to refresh. Once all distribution points show Installed under the State column, you can create the Assignment.


Step 4: Create the Advertisement to Install the software.


In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Site Database -> Computer Management -> Software Distribution -> Advertisements.

Right-click Advertisements, click New, click Advertisement

In the New Advertisement Wizard, on the General page, enter the Name and Comments for the software.

Click the Browse button to the right of Package

Select the Zune Desktop Client package on the Select a Package dialog. Click OK.

Click OK.

Click the Browse... button to the right of Collection/

Select the target collection where the Zune Desktop Client will be available or installed in the Browse Collection dialog, then click OK and Next.

On the Schedule page, set your start and expiration times. Create any mandatory assignments and other options desired for your environment and click Next.

On the Distribution Points page, select the desired options for downloading and running the program and click Next.

On The Interaction page, select the desired options.

Allow Users to run the program independently of assignments allows the Advertised program to appear in the Run Advertised Programs  applet in Control Panel.

Display reminders according to the client agent reminder intervals enabled the balloon tooltip that a program is about to install. This option is only available when the Allow users to run the program independently of assignments option is checked.

Use custom countdown notification length (minutes) allows you to set a custom countdown until a mandatory installation begins.

Click Next.

On the Security page, modify settings as necessary for your environment and click Next.

On the Summary page, verify the settings are correct and click Next.

On the Confirmation page, confirm the Advertisement was created successfully and click Close.

Clients will process the advertisement once policies are updated. By default, clients update policies every hour. It will take some time to download and complete the Zune Desktop Client once the policy is retrieved before it appears in Run Advertised Programs or Installs based on the selected options.

The following 3 criterion are required to create an automatic silent installation:

·         /accepteula switch on the command-line
·         Allow users to interact with this program was not selected in the Advertisement
·         Mandatory schedule was assigned in the Advertisement.

With an automatic silent installation, the user will not see any prompts or dialog boxes during the installation. When the installation is complete, the Zune icon will appear on the user's desktop and be available on the Start menu.

MORE INFORMATION

Software Distribution in Configuration Manager : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632640.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632640.aspx)
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APPLIES TO
  • Zune software
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2
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