Manual Deployment with SOLUS 3
First post, so please be gentle.
I am in a position that I expect is not unique.
We have started to use SOLUS 3 in our school but have found ourselves with issues pushing SIMS updates, or SIMS in general, to freshly imaged machines.
Our support guys tell us that what we should in fact be doing is removing SOLUS from the target machine and redeploying it through the UI on our SIMS server. This works perfectly if we are, for example, reimaging a machine as a way of repair. The machine's name is in the deployment list and redeploying SIMS after the SOLUS agent doesn't do it automatically is very simple.
If, however, the machine has a new name, it doesn't appear on the list of machines to deploy to for around 24 hours in my experience. This causes issues when I am imaging a machine for a classroom that requires SIMS to be installed, well, yesterday!
The people that we pay for support assure me that this is A) Normal, and B) The only way to do it.
My question is, is there a way to manually install the SIMS installation to bypass the 24 hour wait I am experincing?
I know fully well that this will probably be a case of me missing something simple. But o be honest, this has caused so much stress over the last few months that I'm willing to take the ridicule.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.