Software Deployment Question

Absolute Manage experts: Packaging advice?

07/15/2013 9301 views

Hi all,

I am in the middle of implementing Absolute Manage (AM) and have installed and configured AM Server 6.3 on Windows 2008 R2 and have installed the AM agents on all my Mac and PC client machines. I'm new to Absolute Manage and to any software distribution solutions such as SCCM.

I'm stuck not knowing how to install software/configure software distribution for i.e. Adobe Flash Player (Mac and PC) and Java JRE. AM's documentation is poor and their support won't provide step-by-step instructions. Absolute's community forum (http://forums.absolute.com) currently is broken too (unable to stay logged in to create or reply to any posts).

I found the following info which looks helpful but would like to verify that I can/should follow them:

Adobe Flash Player Plugin OS X Build Notes - Absolute Manage - UT Austin Wikis
Adobe Flash Player (Win) - Absolute Manage - UT Austin Wikis
Absolute Manage install script for Adobe Flash Player Plugin on OS X

Seek help and advice from any veteran Absolute Manage admins here on ITNinja.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.



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You may find step-by-step tips for the deployment of thousands of software titles at: http://itninja.com/tips 

Per your example, Adobe Flash Player: http://www.itninja.com/software/adobe/flash-player-3/11-1436

Once you understand how to deply a simple application with AM, you should be able to replicate the same using the information in our Software Library for each title you wish to deploy. 

Answered 07/17/2013 by: bkelly
Red Belt

  • Many thanks for your reply, bkelly.

    Prior to receiving your comment, I actually found those pages on your site and used it to successfully deploy Flash Player for Windows. An Absolute support person came back to me and guided me with more AM specifics. I ended up following the info and using the shell script in from U Texas (above in my original post) to successfully deploy Flash Player on Mac. So now I have a decent understanding of how AM/deployments work and will try to tackle other software titles with the excellent resource you have here on ITNinja. Thanks again!
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