Smartcrypt Deployments allow Smartcrypt administrators to select and target specific devices in the Smartcrypt ecosystem to be upgraded. The Smartcrypt Administrator designs Deployments, whether as one large selection, or smaller waves. To help provide confidence that the upgrade process cannot be tampered by a malicious third party, the Smartcrypt Update service does some hash checking to confirm the validity and success of the installation package to the remote devices.
How to setup and manage a Smartcrypt Deployment
- Go to Archive > Deployment.
- Click Add.
- Define the Deployment Detail.
(optional) Describe your deployment using the Comment field
Upload the Deployment Package file (Please see Upgrade JSON File for details)
- To start assigning the Deployment to clients, select the Manage link in the Deployments table.
To add specific machines into the deployment operations, click Add.
Check the Select box next to each client machine you want upgraded via this deployment assignment. Use the Search box to identify the machine if necessary.
Click Upgrade. You will be asked to confirm the action before sending the instructions down to the remote systems.
- On the targeted machine(s), Smartcrypt will display a notification a deployment was assigned and is starting.
- The target machine will now download the installer in provided in the deployment definition.
- Once the machine has downloaded the installer, it queues the upgrade to occur during the next Windows restart.
- Depending on the deployment options provided, the client system may restart after the upgrade has occurred to ensure a valid installation of the Smartcrypt client.
- In the Smartcrypt Enterprise Manager, progress of the deployment can be seen in the Deployments table. In these screen shots, you'll see this Windows Desktop deployment move from Pending to Completed.