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How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCM

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In this post we will see how to deploy Notepad++ application using SCCM. Notepad++ is a built in text editor and is a free software. It’s quite a popular application and used by several users world wide. In addition Notepad++ allows users to open multiple files and all in a single window. Notepad++ also supports several programming languages and natural languages. Furthermore it supports Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding which notepad doesn’t support. To know more about notepad++ features, check this link. To download Notepad++ application, click this link and download the latest version. The installer is an executable file and seems like there is no .msi version. Download and copy the installer file to the sources folder.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCM

First of all open the SCCM console. Click on Software Library > Overview > Application Management and click Applications. Right click Applications and click Create Application. Click on Manually specify the application information and click Next. In the next step specify the application details and finally click Next.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMIn the next step add some details about the app. These details will be shown in the App catalog. Click Next.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMOn the Deployment Types dialog, click Add. Click Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMSpecify some information about the app and click Next.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMSpecify the folder path where the installer is located. Set the install and uninstall options as shown in the screenshot and click Next.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMThe next step is to add Detection Rule. Click on Add Clause. Your detection rule should finally look the same as shown in the below screenshot. Click OK.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMSpecify the user experience settings for the app. Click Next.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMComplete rest of the steps and finally click Close.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCMThe next step is to distribute the Notepad++ application to distribution points. Once the content is distributed, deploy the application to the collection. So as an example, I have deployed the application to a device collection and made it available in software center.

Finally on the client machine, launch the software center, select the Notepad++ app and click on Install. To monitor the installation progress open the appenforce.log file.

How to deploy Notepad++ Application using SCCM

8 Comments
  1. Alexander Mayzanov says

    Uninstall does not work. did you check it?

  2. Prajwal Desai says

    Is it ?. I had checked it during the deployment. What’s the error ?.

  3. Igor says

    How do you disable the automatic update check for Notepad++ and the Plugin Manager? This is the real interesting part in deploying Notepad++ in a large environment.

  4. Igor says

    How do you disable the automatic updates in Notepad++ and the Plugin Manager? That’s the interesting point for deploying large environments.

  5. Federico Mendoza Jr says

    Hi Prajwal Installation Failed. Notepad++ Version: npp.7.5.Installer.x64
    Error Code: The software change returned error code 0x87D01106(-2016407290).
    thanks

  6. Prajwal Desai says

    Check the boundary and boundary group. Check if a valid distribution point is serving the boundary group.

  7. Prajwal Desai says

    I haven’t tried this but I will add it to my to-do list.

  8. CT Ling says

    Hi Prajwal,

    For the step “Specify the folder path where the installer is located. Set the install and uninstall options as shown in the screenshot and click Next.”, Install.exe does not work. Is the install.exe referring to the notepad++ installer executable? Mine is named differently, “npp.7.5.Installer.exe”, and failed.

    In my client laptop, I checked AppEnforce.log. There is an error message – “invalid executable file Installer.exe”. I went back to my console, modified the deployment type to change the installation file name.

    How can i re-deploy this installation for notepad++ to my client laptop?

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