This complexity can make it difficult to use, especially when you just want to deploy an application.By linking applications to security groups, you can move software deployment tasks to Active Directory.Open the properties for each discovery method and ensure that “Enable delta discovery” is checked.Delta discovery will ensure that new/updated resources are updated within SCCM.This guide covers creating groups and collections and describes a sample deployment.I also added a Power Shell script that helps create AD group-based SCCM collections.Launch the Configuration Manager console and navigate to Administration/Hierarchy Configuration/Discovery Methods.
For easy reference, I like to prefix any application deployment group with APP_ .
This will save time as you do not have to jump between MMCs as often, and you can easily delegate app management.
To save time, we are going to assume that you have already imported an MSI into SCCM.
In this scenario the client had a Windows Update package created in SCCM that included 97 updates for Windows 7 and advertised it to the “Unknown Computers” collection.
In addition the client also advertised an OS Deployment Task Sequence to the same collection.
If you haven’t yet created an application in SCCM, start with this article and then come back.