With LANDesk Integration enabled in Workspace Control, it is possible to deploy software on Workspace Control Agents on which a LANDesk client is running. It allows you to deliver, install, and configure software at the start of a Workspace Control session or when the user clicks on the application shortcut.
At LANDesk in the Setup menu, you can integrate the installation feature of LANDesk in your environment.
Global software distributions can be configured at Composition > Actions By Type > LANDesk. Configure the software distributions for Applications on the Actions tab of the Configuration section of an application.
Workspace Control uses MBSDK Web Service to communicate with LANDesk server.
When configuring LANDesk Integration, Workspace Control queries the configured MBSDK Web Service for available software distribution packages. This is to verify the correct MBSDK Web Service has been specified.
When configuring software distributions (LANDesk), Workspace Control queries the configured MBSDK Web Service for available software distribution packages. After selecting a distribution package, a reference is stored in the Workspace Control Datastore.
For global software distributions, the Workspace Control Agent creates a scheduled task for the selected distribution package on the LANDesk server at the start of a session. For software distributions configured for an application, the scheduled task for the selected distribution package on the LANDesk server is created when the user starts the application.
If the Wait for action to finish before continuing is enabled for a software distribution action for an application, a Dismiss and notify me when done notification is displayed in the user session when a user starts the application and the distribution package is deployed. This allows the user to continue working with already available applications while the package is being installed. The user receives a message once the installation is completed.
After deployment of the program, the scheduled task will remain on the LANDesk server.
- Software distributions require a LANDesk client to be installed on the Workspace Control Agent.
- Workspace Control supports LANDesk 9.5 and 9.5 SP1.