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Client task deployment question

Hi, We already have a run immediatly task to install the latest version of ENS on our nodes. But since it runs only once, we need another one to catch those machines our are not online all the time. The option I'm looking at is using the atlogon option. But with this option, I cannot use the randomization. So my question is, if a node already has the same version of a McAfee product I'm trying to push with the atlogon task, what will happen? Will the agent download the package and install the product a second time (reinstall over), or just ignore it? I need to know this to be sure I'm not impacting the network. Thanks,
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Re: Client task deployment question

Hi @User91370823 If you rerun a Deployment task to install a product that is already installed, the Agent will run detection scripts to verify that product is installed.  If installed, the Agent will continue on with any other steps or end; if missing, the task will redeploy the missing product.  It's common to have a Deployment task rerun occasionally (e.g., daily/weekly) to verify that the specified products are installed, if you desire.  Test this on a single test system if you wish to verify this.

Also, if you want a "Run Immediately" task to rerun, simply modify/update then save it.  Any updates to the task will force it to rerun again once/immediately on the system.

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Re: Client task deployment question

Hello @User91370823 

Thanks for your post.

I would like to inform you that if the product is already available on the machine in that case the task will check with the help of the script, If product is already available it will skip and move on, If not this will install the task.

Try to schedule a task on daily basis and apply on the machines.

Also you can just modify the run immediately task and save it, So the task can trigger again to the machines.

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