Difference between Available and Required in SCCM

Difference between Available and Required in SCCM – During any software deployment in SCCM you have to decide the way the application should be deployed to the user. When you deploy an application through SCCM you see lot of settings that you can control during the deployment. In the deploy software wizard you would have come across the Deployment Settings. The deployment settings specify how the software is going to be deployed. There are two settings – Deployment Action and Deployment Purpose. Deployment Action includes “Install” or “Uninstall“. You can choose Install option to install an app or Uninstall uninstall an app. If an application is deployed twice to a device, once with an action of Install and once with an action of Uninstall, the application deployment with an action of Install will take priority. Next setting is the deployment purpose, you can configure them to install immediately, or prompt users to request approval from an administrator. Let’s take a look at difference between Available and Required in SCCM.

Difference between Available and Required in SCCM

Available – If the application is deployed to a user, the user sees the published application in the Application Catalog and can request it on demand. If the application is deployed to a device, the user will see it in the Software Center and can install it on demand. In simple words Available applications mean that users can choose to install the software when they want.

Required – The application is deployed automatically according to the configured schedule. However, a user can track the application deployment status if it is not hidden, and can install the application before the deadline by using the Software Center. Required applications have an installation schedule and automatically install if they are not already installed by a defined deadline.

Note – When the deployment action is set to Uninstall, the deployment purpose is automatically set to Required and cannot be changed.

Difference between Available and Required in SCCM

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Kent Smith

Prajwal, I appreciate all the info you have online about SCCM. I have created an AD security group for apps and also the SCCM device collection for the app. I add the pc into the security group in AD and it updates the SCCM collection for that app. I have deployed the app to the SCCM collection as REQUIRED and it installs but it also still shows in Software Center as Past due – will be installed. Doesn’t SCCM know the app is already installed or should I just set the deploy to hide in Software Center and forget about… Read more »

Silvan

Do we have option to set the purpose as ‘Available’ for uninstall action. I know SCCM does not allow to do it but is there any trick / option to get it enabled ?

Ranjan

What will happen if we deploy an application as available and Required to the same collection?

Manoj Nagarajan

Hi ,
I have made Software in “Available” Mode. So once device name is added to collection is it possible to get a report is Software is made Available in Software center ? If so , can you share the query please.

Regards,
Manoj Nagarajan.
[email protected]

Nazar

Any update!

Nazar

Need to Update Adobe Flash Player through SCCM for Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge. Any idea about its installation settings

Anna

Hello, ¿there is a differences bettween available and Required regarding the download time of the application? I asking that because when I create an application and I put into the application catalog the time to download it is faster than a deployment to a device as required.

Desmond Smalls

What about uninstalling Cumulative updates during a patch cycle from a particular server is an issues arises from a server being patched, how would you roll back the install for a particular server?

Thanks

Prajwal Desai

As far as i know you can roll back the hotfixes using SCCM. I shall create a post on this soon.

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