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  • 1.  Per User Installations

    Posted 07-28-2020 11:50 AM
    I notice a lot of application now install in 'per user' mode like WebEx teams, VSCode and MS Teams to name a few. What approach could we take using ITCM to deploy and update these application? Obviously we could install them in per machine mode if MSI based but is there a way to auto-deploy to users i.e. user logs in and application installed ASAP for just that user?

  • 2.  RE: Per User Installations
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    Posted 07-28-2020 12:04 PM

    This is what 'User Profiles' are for – you have to enable user profiles in config policy, then whenever a user logs on to a computer a user profile will be created for that user on that machine – you can then deliver software to that user profile and the software will be delivered in the context of that user.


    You should be aware that user profiles are additional 'Units' in the database and so do have a cost in terms of performance. I would recommend only turning on user profiles for machines where you need them.


    Steve McCormick


  • 3.  RE: Per User Installations

    Posted 07-28-2020 12:45 PM
    Awesome! Thanks Stephen.