Table: What you can do with Software Management Solution
Configure the default settings for Managed Software Delivery policies.
Configuration settings control the behavior of Managed Software Delivery policies. Rather than configuring these settings individually for each policy, you can configure the default settings that apply to all new Managed Software Delivery policies. Then you can change the settings for a specific policy only when needed.
Managed Software Delivery simplifies your advanced software deliveries by letting you deliver software as a unit, which can include multiple software resources and their dependencies. For example, you can create a single Managed Software Delivery policy that installs an application and its associated patches and service packs. Managed Software Delivery can also run any task at any stage of the delivery.
Perform a quick delivery of a single software resource.
You can perform a quick delivery of a single software resource that runs with minimum configuration. You can use the task-based Quick Delivery method to specify the software to deliver, the action to perform, and the computers to deliver to. Because the software resources and the delivery settings are predefined, Quick Delivery makes it easy for administrators and non-administrators to deliver software.
Update the source paths for Windows Installer applications.
You can update the source paths of Windows Installer applications with resilient source paths. The updated source paths point to the package servers that you designate. If an application needs modification or repair, Windows Installer can access the needed installation file from one of these servers.
You can use software virtualization to facilitate the management of most Windows-based software on managed computers. Software virtualization lets you avoid conflicts between applications and quickly restore a broken application to its original installed state.
Software Management Solution lets you perform the following virtualization actions:
Virtualize applications during a Managed Software Delivery installation.
Deliver and install virtual layers with any Software Management Solution delivery policy or task.
Manage the existing virtual layers on the client computers.