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Application, Framework, or Add-in Required (UAC)

Many applications have dependencies on other software, which may not be installed by default, either because they are already available on the computer or because the other application does not provide distributable binaries for use by third parties. Under normal circumstances, the user would be directed to acquire and install the additional software. Under a managed desktop, installation is not possible. Examples include Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Office Web components, and WinZip.

Resolution

Once the dependencies are identified, they can either be packaged with the base image or made available through on-demand SMS installation. The application might have to change how it notifies the end user of the missing software, directing the user to the SMS installation site instead of to the manufacturer.

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