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This is by design, only users logged into the computer can install apps via the app catalog. Trying to "fake out" the app catalog by logging into it with a different Id won't work. The proper way to go about this is to either advertise the programs to all users, or, since that could get messy, have your Rockstar techs log into the computer with their admin ...


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Since there is a technician involved anyway why don't you just have the technician deploy the desired application to that user from the SCCM console? If you wanted to make it more interactive for the end-user the technician could temporarily add the end-user to an "all applications available" user collection while they access the catalog and figure out ...


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Why differentiate between "major" and "minor"? Just use salt for both. If you really wanted a different tool, Ansible is fairly lightweight and fast, but then you and your staff will need to learn two different toolsets and then keep track of which type of changes are made with each tool. Additionally, you have the very real possibility of the two tools ...


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I'd second RANCID. You can run it on a variety of free OS's. The Ubuntu documentation for it is fairly succinct and easy to follow, and points you to the other packages needed to make it work as expected, so I'd just use Ubuntu for it. In addition to getting automatic config backups, RANCID will alert you to changes you might not have been aware of. It ...


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I did a similar process using Chef. Here is how I went through this (I will describe with Chef but this should be pretty similar with Puppet): Let say I have one autoscaling group per environment. One good way is to use a powershell script through the userdata within the launch configuration of my autoscaling groups, to bootstrap any instance spawned. This ...


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Does user need to be logged in to the target laptop, or is it sufficient that it is on the corporate network? In general, the answer is no the user does not need to be logged in, the only exception being that if in the Application-Program model the Deployment Type you are using in this instance requires a user presence (Deployment Type - User ...



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