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Deploy software through AD Groups linked to Collections in SCCM

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its easy to do but you need to first decide if you want to deploy software to USERS or COMPUTERS

 

the recommended way is to deploy software to COMPUTERS otherwise things can get messy (think one user using multiple computers...)

 

you will also have to enable Active Directory Discovery using the following two Discovery Methods in SCCM

 

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Active Directory System Group Discovery

Active Directory Security Group Discovery

 

once done... in Active directory you need to setup a structure for this,

 

You will need to create some Active Directory Security Groups, and then create an OU in Active Directory and call it Applications Group

 

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now, you need to create your corresponding Collections in SCCM,

 

so lets create three new collections

 

Office 2003

Computers in the Office 2003 Security Group

Users in the Office 2003 Security Group

 

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The two sub collections will have separate queries to determine their contents:

 

The query for Computers in the Office 2003 Security Group shall be

 

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so from the above, SCCM2007=your domain and Office 2003 Users is the Active Directory Sercurity Group you added Computer Objects to.

 

 

The query for Users in the Office 2003 Security Group shall be

 

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Now you can target these sub collections with software to install, so in this case you would target the collections above with an advertisement to install Microsoft Office 2003.

 

once done, you can start adding computer or user objects to the respective Active Directory Group in active directory, and based on your Discovery Methods schedule they will appear within the correct Collection

 

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and based on the collection they are in they will receive the correct advertisement,

 

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as this is a common question, I have renamed the topic, and pinned it.

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