To run CDA
The host computer used to run the CDA wizard can be the Configuration Manager site server or another computer that has the following installed:
If you are installing PXE Everywhere you must install the Deployment Tools feature from the Microsoft Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK), and the WinPE addon. The user running the CDA wizard must have local administrator privileges because the CDA wizard uses
If the Installer account and Configuration Manager user are different accounts then you must specify the Configuration Manager user in the Configuration Manager connection screen.
Configuration Manager site
Connection to a Configuration Manager site is required even if you only want to use the CDA wizard to create the MST transform files. The site must have software distribution features enabled.
CDA helps create everything you need to deploy 1E clients and agents in your Configuration Manager environment. If you prefer, you can use CDA in a lab or other environment to create the Configuration Manager application and/or package content (including MST transform files). Then you can copy the content to your production environment and manually create your deployments.
If you don't want CDA to create objects in Configuration Manager then you can use Microsoft's Orca to edit the base MST transform files supplied with CDA, and manually create your deployments.
Application and Package content source shares
The CDA wizard requires you to specify share names which Configuration Manager uses as application and package content source shares. The CDA wizard creates folders in each share and copies files to them, and Configuration Manager will copy the files and distribute them to Distribution Points. Typically, you will already have these shares, or you can create new ones.
Each content source share must have at least the following share permissions and NTFS security:
- Read access by the Configuration Manager site server computer$ account
- Write access by the installer account used to run the CDA wizard
The UNC of each content source share must be provided in the General settings screen. For example, your applications UNC may be:
\\acme-server\dsl$\Applications and your packages UNC may be:
Configuration Manager Distribution Point Group
You must have at least one Distribution Point Group defined in Configuration Manager if you want to enable the Distribute Content option in the General settings screen. This option causes Configuration Manager to distribute application and package source to the Distribution Points after the wizard has been run.
The license file is useful to avoid having to type license keys into the Agent selection screen.
The file format is a simple name=value pair with one license per line where name is the name of the application as it appears in the answer file. For example, the contents of the file will look like this:
A default file is supplied in the release root folder which can be modified to include your own licenses. You must update this file if you intend using the CDA wizard in unattended mode.
If the license file does not exist or if you have not updated it with the license for a particular client agent, you will need to manually type the license key into the Agent selection screen in the CDA wizard.
When using the CDA wizard you will be required to enter details of your server infrastructure. The following table describes the server infrastructure required if you intend to deploy the corresponding clients or agents.
The CDA wizard requires the URL of the ActiveEfficiency Server web service. ActiveEfficiency Server is required if implementing Shopping, or any of the following Nomad features.
Nomad can be used by Tachyon clients, as well as Configuration Manager.
Shopping requires the ActiveEfficiency Scout to be installed to import data from Configuration Manager into ActiveEfficiency Server, but ActiveEfficiency details are not required by the CDA wizard.
PXE Everywhere Central
|The CDA wizard requires the URL of the PXE Everywhere Central web service when deploying PXE Everywhere Local client. PXE Everywhere Central is installed on a Configuration Manager Site server, or other Windows server.|
NightWatchman Management Center
NightWatchman Management Center server is required if implementing NightWatchman or WakeUp solutions.
The CDA wizard requires the name of the NightWatchman web server (specifically the web server hosting the AFWebService).
|WakeUp client (1E Client)|
If implementing WakeUp, or Nomad integration with WakeUp, then you require a WakeUp Server.
If you have Configuration Manager you require a WakeUp Server on each Site server that has clients reporting into it.
If you do not have Configuration Manager you require one or more independent WakeUp Servers.
Ideally you would install the WakeUp Server before deploying the 1E Client with the WakeUp client module enabled, but that is not a prerequisite for using the CDA wizard.
The Web WakeUp ActiveX control is required only if Web WakeUp users need to register computers which they need to wake up. They do this by browsing to the Web WakeUp website on the computer they wish to register, and confirm the hostname of the computer is detected (by the ActiveX control). The ActiveX control is supported only on legacy browsers, because modern browsers stopped supporting ActiveX long ago.
The CDA wizard does not require any details about Web WakeUp other than your choice of whether to create a Configuration Manager application and/or package.
If you intend using Tachyon, the Tachyon client screen in the CDA wizard requires details of the Tachyon Switch and Background Channel. These are normally installed on a single Tachyon server and therefore use the same DNS Name. Large environments (over 50,000) may have a Tachyon Master Stack server and one or more separate Response Stack servers. These may share the same DNS Name or have different DNS Names. The names required by the Tachyon client screen will depend on the design of your Tachyon system.
The Tachyon Master Stack server requires a license obtained from 1E, but this is not required by the CDA wizard.
The CDA wizard requires the URL of the Shopping Central self-service portal when configuring the Shopping client module of the 1E Client. A Shopping solution requires a Shopping Central server on a web server, and a Shopping Receiver installed on each Configuration Manager Site server that has client reporting to it, and on a CAS if using Shopping for OS Deployment. You can deploy the 1E Client without Tachyon servers or Tachyon license.
If users are using Edge or Metro browsers then you must enable the loopback feature option in the CDA wizard. This feature implements a mechanism for passing information between the Shopping client, the browser's secure sandboxed environment and the local machine. This mechanism affects these browsers as a whole and is not just restricted for use by Shopping.
Configuration Manager objects
For each 1E client, the CDA wizard allows you to choose whether to create the following objects in Configuration Manager:
- Application and Deployment Type
- Package and Program
- Device Collection and Deployment for the ApplicationPackage and Deployment Type (collections and deployments Application (these are not created for packages, because packages are generally used only in Task Sequences)
Please refer to Configuration Manager objects for more detail on these objects.
Each 1E client agent has Specify application and/or package information screen with the following options: