Creating and deploying application groups in SCCM

Application groups in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) are collections of applications that are related to a specific business purpose or scenario. They can be used to simplify the process of deploying applications to users or devices by allowing you to deploy multiple applications at once, rather than deploying each application individually. In this article, we will outline the steps for creating and deploying application groups in SCCM.

Step 1: Determine the purpose of the application group

Before you begin creating an application group, it is important to determine what business purpose or scenario the group will serve. This will help you to decide which applications to include in the group and how to organize them. For example, you might create an application group for a specific department or function, such as HR or Marketing, or you might create a group for a specific task or project, such as onboarding new employees or deploying a new software system.

Step 2: Gather the necessary applications

Once you have determined the purpose of the application group, the next step is to gather the necessary applications. You can do this by searching for applications in the SCCM console, or by importing applications that have already been added to the SCCM database. You should also consider any dependencies or requirements that the applications might have, such as specific operating systems or other software that must be installed in order for the applications to function properly.

Step 3: Create the application group

To create an application group, open the SCCM console and navigate to the “Application Groups” node in the “Software Library” workspace. Click the “Create Application Group” button, and then follow the prompts to create the group. You will need to specify a name and description for the group, as well as any dependencies or requirements that the applications in the group have.

Step 4: Add applications to the group

Once you have created the application group, the next step is to add the necessary applications to the group. To do this, select the group in the SCCM console, and then click the “Add” button. You can then select the applications you want to add to the group from the list of available applications.

Step 5: Deploy the application group

Once you have created and populated the application group, the final step is to deploy it to the desired users or devices. To do this, select the application group in the SCCM console, and then click the “Deploy” button. Follow the prompts to specify the deployment settings, such as the target collection, the deployment schedule, and any installation or deployment options.

By following these steps, you can create and deploy application groups in SCCM to simplify the process of deploying multiple applications to users or devices

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