Adding an assignment schedule to an advertisement makes the advertised program run at a specific time or upon a specific event. Making this advertisement mandatory can be done either when creating an advertisement or at a later time. For more information about assigning an advertisement when creating it, see Schedule Page for the New Advertisement Wizard.

A maximum of 15 mandatory assignments (including rerun advertisements) are allowed at one time for each program.

To make an existing advertisement mandatory

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Advertisements.

  2. Right-click the desired advertisement, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Schedule tab, click the New icon for Mandatory Assignments.

  4. To assign the advertisement to a specific schedule, select the Assign to the following schedule option, and then click Schedule. This will open the Custom Schedule dialog box, where you can set a specific schedule for the assignment. For more information about this dialog box, see Custom Schedule Dialog Box.

  5. To assign the advertisement so that it runs after a specific event, select the Assign immediately after this event option, and from the drop-down list, select one of the following events:

    • As soon as possible

    • Logon

    • Logoff.

    For more information about this dialog box, see Assignment Schedule Dialog Box.

    By default, new schedules are created in the local time of the site server. Schedules created by the Re-run Advertisement action are set to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) without distinction between local schedules and UTC schedules in the Mandatory Assignments window. To validate or change settings for any Mandatory Assignment schedule, select the Assignment Schedule, and then click the Properties icon to open the Assignment Schedule dialog box.

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