Another SCCM question ... relating to OS Deployment
Having played around with SCCM for a few weeks I think I now have most of our software packages on and we are pretty much ready to start trialling a deployment. My main question now is about the best way to go about deploying software.
I would ideally like to install the majority of software before the user gets to log-on just to simplify things for the end-user. I would rather not create a different TS for every single build we have as if we add something we want on all machines we are going to have to add this to around 10ish task sequences in total. This has lead me to wondering if this can be done using variables within the task sequence so it will only install Software blocks if certain conditions are met. Can this be done and if so is anyone using it in this way? Some details on what exactly you are picking up from the computer would be great. Do you use a variable set in SCCM (at build-time?) or do you use something along the lines of computer name?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!