In this post we will see how to deploy Notepad++ application using SCCM. Notepad++ is a built in text editor and is a free software. It’s quite a popular application and used by several users world wide.
In addition Notepad++ allows users to open multiple files and all in a single window. Notepad++ also supports several programming languages and natural languages. Furthermore it supports Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding which notepad doesn’t support.
You can download the latest Notepad++ version, go to Notepad++ download. The installer is an executable file and seems like there is no .msi version yet. Download and copy the installer file to the sources folder.
How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCM
First of all open the SCCM console. Click on Software Library > Overview > Application Management and click Applications. Right click Applications and click Create Application. Click on Manually specify the application information and click Next. In the next step specify the application details and finally click Next.
In the next step add some details about the app. These details will be shown in the App catalog. Click Next.
The next step is to distribute the Notepad++ application to distribution points. Once the content is distributed, deploy the application to the collection. So as an example, I have deployed the application to a device collection and made it available in software center.
Finally on the client machine, launch the software center, select the Notepad++ app and click on Install. To monitor the installation progress open the appenforce.log file.