Deploying a Native App to a Group of Computers.
 

Administrators can use the App Store to deploy an application to a group of computers.

NOTE: The Apporto Agent must be installed on all target computers before deploying the app. Installation can be performed manually, or through a group deployment tool (such as GPO).
 

To deploy a native app to a group of computers:
 

  1. Using your preferred web browser, navigate to the URL for your Apporto system (e.g. mycollege.apporto.com) and log in to the system using your Admin credentials.
     
  2. Click the Groups icon in the Navigation panel.
  • The Groups screen displays.

      3. Click the New button.

  • The Add Group dialog displays.

      4. Enter a name for the group (“Math Lab” for example) in the text box.
 

      5. Enter a Storage Quota Per user value (in gigabytes) for each user assigned to the group.
 

  • You can enter any value from 1 to 10.
     

      6. Choose a “parent” for the new group from the Select Parent menu.
 

  • The Select Parent menu lists all currently defined groups for your Apporto system.

    NOTE: The parent classification must be selected carefully as any subsequent actions of a parent group will be inherited by a child group.

     

      7. Click the Add group button to add the new group to the database.
 

  • The Add Group dialog closes, the Groups screen refreshes to display your changes, and a confirmation message shows at the top of the screen.
     

      8. Click the Devices  icon in the Navigation panel.
 

  • The Devices screen displays.
     
  • The Devices screen shows a list of all computers to which the Apporto Agent has been deployed.
     

      9. If desired, filter the list to display a subset of available computers for easier selection:
 

  • Click the Filter Device link to display the filter options.

  • Use the radio buttons to select the field by which you wish to filter the list; Device Name, Group, User Name or Operating System.

    NOTE: In most cases, computers that are part of a lab have a naming convention. For example, a Math Lab’s computers may be named as “Math-Lab-1”, “Math-Lab-2”, etc. When filtering by Device Name, use the appropriate prefix string (in this instance, “Math-Lab”) to filter for the list of target computers.
     
  • Click the Filter button to filter the list.
     

      10. Use the checkboxes associated with each device in the list to select the devices to which you wish to define as a group.
 

  • A checkmark indicates the associated device is selected. An empty checkbox indicates the associated device is not.
     

      11. Click the Apply Action link to display the action options.
 

      12. Select the new group created above from the Re-provision the selected device menu, then click the Update button to add the previously selected devices to the group.
 

      13. Click the Home  icon in the Navigation panel.
 

  • The App Store screen displays.
     

      14. Use the Select a group, user or device field to select the group to which you wish to assign the app.
 

            

  • To browse the list:
     
    • Click the icon to expand a category.
       
    • Click the icon to collapse a category.
  • To search the list:
     
    • Click the icon in the search box to select the category you wish to search, devices, users or groups.
       
    • Enter the term you wish to search for in the search box.

      NOTE: When you perform a search, the system reads the word(s) in your search term as a string of characters (rather than as separate words), and searches for occurrences of the text string anywhere in an entry. For example, the search term “admin” would include the results “Administrator” and “Administration.”

       
    • Press the <Enter> key to submit your search. The search results display at the bottom of the screen.

      15. Locate the app you wish to publish to the selected group of devices.
 

      16. Click the “down arrow” on the STATUS / ACTION drop-down menu for the desired app.

  • The STATUS / ACTION menu displays the available options for the associated app.
     

  

     17. Select Install from the STATUS / ACTION menu.
 

  • The selected application will be deployed to all target computers within two hours (provided the computers are not asleep or turned off).