Program Name Properties: Environment 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 Environment tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 Software Distribution <Program Name> Properties dialog box to specify any conditions, such as user interaction or necessary rights, that are required for a program to run on client computers.
The Environment tab contains the following elements:
Program can run
Specifies the logon conditions necessary for the program to run:
Only when a user is logged on: Prevents the program from running if no user is logged on to the client computer. This is the default setting.
Whether or not a user is logged on: Enables the program to run with or without a user logged on the client computer.
Only when no user is logged on: Prevents the program from running until the user logs off the computer.
If a user logs on while the installation is running, the program continues to run.
Specifies the credentials required to run the program on the client computer. Two options are available:
Run with user's rights: Specifies whether the program runs with user credentials. This option is selected by default.
Run with administrative rights: Specifies whether the program runs with administrator credentials. If selected, this option forces the program to run under the Local System account on the client computer.
If this option is selected, the following additional option is available:
Allow users to interact with this program: Specifies whether to allow users to interact with the program. This check box is available only when the Program can run option is configured for Only when a user is logged on or Whether or not a user is logged on.
Select this option only for programs that must run in an administrative context and that require the user to interact with the program. If you select this option, the user interface for the program is visible to the logged-on user, and that user can interact with the program.
Leave this option clear for all programs that do not display any user interface or that display a user interface but do not require the user to interact with the program.
If you advertise a program that is set to Run with administrative rights and you do not select Allow users to interact with this program, the program can fail if it displays a user interface that requires a user to make a selection or click a button. The program waits for user interaction until the program's configured Maximum allowed run time is exceeded, and then stops if no user interaction is received. If no Maximum allowed run time is specified, the program's process ends after 12 hours.
- Runs with UNC name
Specifies that the program runs with a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) name. This is the default setting.
- Requires drive letter
Indicates that the program requires a drive letter to fully qualify its location, but Configuration Manager 2007 can use any available drive letter on the client.
Requires specific drive letter
Indicates that the program requires a specific drive letter that you specify to fully qualify its location.
If the specified drive letter is already used on a given client, the program does not run.
- Reconnect to distribution point at logon
Specifies that the client computer reconnects to the distribution point when the user logs on. By default, this check box is cleared.
Saves any changes and exits the dialog box.
Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
Saves any changes and remains in the dialog box.
Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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