Endpoint Services, MECM, Create a self-service, interactive software deployment


This article provides information for creating a self-service, interactive installer in MECM.


Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

Intended Audience

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team


  • Navigate to the Computer Agent section in Custom Client Device Settings:
    • For ‘Install permissions’, select ‘All Users’
      • 'All Users' is recommended; end-users will only be able to install what is published to Software Center by the IT Pro

  • Under the User Experience tab of the application’s deployment type, select the following:
    • Installation behavior: Install for system
    • Logon requirement: Only when a user is logged on
    • Installation program visibility: Normal
    • Select checkbox: Allow users to view and interact with the program installation

  • Under the Programs tab of the application’s deployment type:
    • Only listing the setup executable for the ‘installation program’ path is typically enough
    • Some setup executables launch child processes and require additional flags to keep the parent process open
      • For example, InstallShield may require ‘setup.exe /sms’

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Keywords"software deployment" EPS SCCM windows endpoint TechS-EPS-SCCM MECM   Doc ID80801
OwnerEPS Distribution ListGroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2018-03-12 14:29:02Updated2023-10-06 12:04:59
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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