Topic Last Updated—August 2008

Use the Advanced page in the Configuration Manager 2007 New Program Wizard to specify any special settings, such as program dependencies, that must be met for the program to install and run on the client computer.

This page contains the elements described in the following table.

UI Element List

Name Description

Run another program first

Specifies that this program requires another program to run before it. By default, this check box is cleared. If a program is run first and fails on a client, the dependent program will not run.

The program that you specify to run first does not need to be advertised separately.

If this option is selected, the following fields must be completed:

  • Package: Specifies the package containing the program that must run before this program.

  • Program: Specifies the program that must run first.

In addition, the following option is available:

  • Always run this program first: Specifies whether the program that runs first should run every time the advertised program runs, regardless of previous run history.

    If the program that runs first has been run successfully, Configuration Manager 2007 does not automatically rerun it, even if the dependent program is on a recurring schedule.

When this program is assigned to a computer

Specifies how the program is assigned to users when Program can run (on the Environment tab) is set to Only when a user is logged on. The following options are available:

  • Run once for the computer: The program runs only once on the client computer. This is the default setting.

  • Run once for every user who logs on: The program runs once for each new user who logs on.

Suppress program notifications

Specifies that notification area icons and messages, as well as countdown notifications, will not be displayed for this program.

Disable this program on computers where it is advertised

Specifies whether all advertisements that contain this program are to be temporarily disabled. If this option is selected, the program is removed from the list of available programs for users to run and it will not be run through assignment until reenabled. This check box is cleared by default.

Allow this program to be installed from the Install Software task sequence without being advertised.

Specifies that the program is allowed to be installed on computers by using the Install Multiple option in the Install Software task sequence action. For more information, see the Install Software task sequence action.


Goes to the previous page of the wizard.


Goes to the next page of the wizard.


Goes to the Summary page of the wizard.


Discards the settings and exits the wizard.

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