Ok, you can use variables to deploy software. That’s good, but let’s say I have some users also deploying software on their computer via cdrom or directly from the server, as they are administrator of the computer. Is it possible to extrapolate the idea to get all detected sofware redeployed ?
 
That’s actually quite simple: just create a set of collections based on HW inventory and use those for variables instead of the deployment collections. Note that you can mix both.
 
Since collections are quite flexible, you can easily exclude some computers from them, upgrade based on previous versions, etc.
 
One thing to take into account is that this kind of functionality is being built into the next OSD front-end named Modena (See below).
 
 
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