Installing Cached Packages

You can choose to install one or more specific cached packages, or all cached packages.

When you install one or more specific cached packages, you can do the following:

  • Fill user templates.

  • Fill existing user home directories.

  • Add the package to Autorun data.

There are two ways to install packages that were cached using the Casper Suite: using a policy or using Casper Remote.

Requirements

To install a specific cached package,the package must exist on the distribution point you plan to deploy it from and in the JSS. (For more information, see Managing Packages.)

Installing a Cached Package Using a Policy

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Policies.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/16433174/New_icon.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the policy, including the trigger and execution frequency.
    For an overview of the settings in the General payload, see General Payload.

  6. Select the Packages payload.

  7. Click Configure.

  8. Click Add for the cached package you want to install.

  9. Choose "Install Cached" from the Action pop-up menu.

  10. Configure the settings for the package.
    To add the package to each computer's Autorun data, select the Update Autorun data checkbox. For more information on Autorun data and Autorun Imaging, see Autorun Imaging.

  11. (Optional) Use the Restart Options payload to change the settings for restarting computers.
    For more information, see Restart Options Payload.

  12. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the policy.
    For more information, see Scope.

  13. (Optional) Click the Self Service tab and make the policy available in Self Service.
    For more information, see Self Service Policies.

  14. (Optional) Click the User Interaction tab and configure messaging and deferral options.
    For more information, see User Interaction.

  15. Click Save.

The policy runs on computers in the scope the next time they check in with the JSS and meet the criteria in the General payload.

Installing a Cached Package Using Casper Remote

  1. Open Casper Remote and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. Click Site images/download/thumbnails/16433174/Site.png and choose a site.
    This determines which items are available in Casper Remote.
    Note: This button is only displayed if you have a site configured in the JSS and are logged in with a JSS user account that has full access or access to multiple sites.

  3. In the list of computers, select the checkbox for each computer on which you want to install the cached package.
    images/download/attachments/14453895/Computers_tab0.png

  4. Click the Packages tab.

  5. In the list of packages, select the checkbox for the cached package you want to install.

    images/download/attachments/15176722/Packages_tab.png
  6. Choose "Install Cached" from the Action pop-up menu.

  7. Configure the settings for the package.
    To add the package to each computer's Autorun data, select the Update Autorun data checkbox. For more information, see Autorun Imaging.

  8. Click the Restart tab and configure settings for restarting computers.

    images/download/attachments/14453904/Restart_tab.png
  9. Do one of the following:

    • To immediately perform the tasks on the specified computers, click Go .

    • To schedule the tasks to take place at a specific day and time, click Schedule and choose a day and time. Then click Schedule again.

Installing All Cached Packages Using a Policy

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Policies.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/16433174/New_icon.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the policy, including the trigger and execution frequency.
    For an overview of the settings in the General payload, see General Payload.

  6. Select the Maintenance payload and click Configure.

  7. Select Install Cached Packages.

  8. Use the Restart Options payload to configure settings for restarting computers.
    For more information, see Restart Options Payload.

  9. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the policy.
    For more information, see Scope.

  10. (Optional) Click the Self Service tab and make the policy available in Self Service.
    For more information, see Self Service Policies.

  11. (Optional) Click the User Interaction tab and configure messaging and deferral options.
    For more information, see User Interaction.

  12. Click Save.

The policy runs on computers in the scope the next time they check in with the JSS and meet the criteria in the General payload.

Installing All Cached Packages Using Casper Remote

  1. Open Casper Remote and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. Click Site images/download/thumbnails/16433174/Site.png and choose a site.
    This determines which items are available in Casper Remote.
    Note: This button is only displayed if you have a site configured in the JSS and are logged in with a JSS user account that has full access or access to multiple sites.

  3. In the list of computers, select the checkbox for each computer on which you want to install all cached packages.
    images/download/attachments/14453895/Computers_tab0.png

  4. Click the Packages tab.

  5. Select the Install All Cached Packages checkbox.
    images/download/attachments/15176722/Packages_tab0.png

  6. Click the Restart tab and configure settings for restarting computers.

    images/download/attachments/14453904/Restart_tab.png
  7. Do one of the following:

    • To immediately perform the tasks on the specified computers, click Go .

    • To schedule the tasks to take place at a specific day and time, click Schedule and choose a day and time. Then click Schedule again.

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

  • About Policies
    Learn the basics about policies.

  • Managing Policies
    Find out how to create policies, view the plan and status for a policy, and view and flush policy logs.

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