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Advertisement Name Properties: Schedule Tab

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Use the Schedule tab in the Configuration Manager 2007 Software Distribution <Advertisement Name> Properties dialog box to specify when and how a program is made available to client computers.

The Schedule tab contains the following elements:

Advertisement start time
Specifies the date and time when the program is advertised and available to run on clients in their respective time zones. By default, the current date and time is specified. To select another date and time, click the adjacent arrows. To specify that the advertisement start date and time are based on UTC rather than local time, select the UTC check box.

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If you select the UTC option, the program will be available on all clients simultaneously.

When a mandatory assignment is defined for this advertisement, client computers will use the advertisement start time to determine when to start downloading the package. This will occur if the advertisement settings indicate the client should download the package before running the program.

Advertisement will expire
Specifies whether the advertisement has a date and time after which the program advertisement is no longer available to run on clients in their respective time zones. By default, this check box is cleared and the advertisement will never expire. If selected, the cutoff date and time is set by default at 6 months from the date and time that the advertisement was created. To specify another date and time, click the adjacent arrows.

To specify that the advertisement start date and time are based on UTC rather than local time, select the UTC check box.

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If you select the UTC option, the advertisement will expire on all clients simultaneously.

Mandatory assignments
Specifies any mandatory assignment schedules, which indicate that Configuration Manager will automatically run the program at a specific time or according to a specific event (such as Logon/Logoff).

The following options are available for managing advertisement class security rights:

  • New icon: Click to open the Assignment Schedule dialog box and create a new assignment schedule.

  • Properties icon: Click to open the Assignment Schedule dialog box to view or modify the current schedule settings.

  • Delete icon: Click to delete the selected assignment.

Enable Wake On LAN
Specifies whether the site server will send a Wake On LAN transmission to wake up the client computer prior to the advertised program.

Ignore maintenance windows when running program
Specifies whether to have the advertised program ignore maintenance windows while the program is running.

Allow system restart outside maintenance windows
Specifies whether to allow the advertised program to restart the client even if the restart would occur outside a maintenance window.

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This setting only applies if the program has the ConfigMgr restarts computer option set as an after-running action.

Priority
Specifies the advertisement's sending priority when replicated to child sites. Available options are Low, Medium (default), and High priorities.

Program rerun behavior
Specifies whether the advertised program will be rerun on the client computer if it has previously been run before the scheduled mandatory time.

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These rerun settings will apply to the program even if it was previously run by a different advertisement.

This setting is only configurable for assigned (mandatory) advertisements.

The following options are available:

  • Never rerun advertised program: The program will not be rerun on the client if the program has previously been run on the client, even if the program originally failed or the program files have been changed.

  • Always rerun program: The program will always be rerun on the client when the advertisement is scheduled, even if the program has already been successfully run. This is particularly useful when using recurring advertisements in which the program is routinely updated, as with some virus detection software.

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    Although this option is set by default if the advertisement is not assigned, this setting only has an impact if the advertisement is assigned. This is because users can run an optional program at any time and Configuration Manager will always allow the program to rerun.

  • Rerun if failed previous attempt: The program will be rerun when the advertisement is scheduled only if it failed on the previous run attempt. This is particularly useful when assigning a mandatory advertisement, so that it will rerun according to the assignment schedule if it has not successfully done so. This option is set by default if the advertisement is assigned (mandatory).

  • Rerun if succeeded on previous attempt: The program will be rerun only if it has previously run successfully on the client. This is useful when using recurring advertisements in which the program is routinely updated, and in which each update requires the previous update to have been successfully installed.

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When an advertised program is launched from the Run Advertised Program dialog box on a client, the program rerun property is not evaluated before running the program. This means a mandatory program with "Never rerun advertised program" program rerun property can still be rerun as many times as the end user wants to from that dialog box. It's therefore highly recommended that prior to sending out a program, administrators carefully evaluate and test the advertised program rerun behavior and understand the impact if the end user chooses to rerun the program multiple times.

OK
Saves any changes and exits the dialog box.

Cancel
Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.

Apply
Saves any changes and remains in the dialog box.

Help
Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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