Smart Software and MDM profiles can now be configured to deploy at any stage of the policy deployment. This means you can have software and MDM profiles deployed before all your other policy deployment items.
Before we can really harness the power of asset prioritization, we need to understand how the policy prioritizes deployment items today. Upon deployment, a policy will sort all the items that are to be deployed based on their priority ranking. The priority ranking can be a number from 0.0 to 19.9. Here's a look at the default priority for some catalog items:
Setting a Priority for Smart Software and/or MDM Profiles
In order to set a priority for Smart Software and/or MDM Profiles, we will need to go to the Catalog page, and press edit on an existing catalog item.
From here, you'll see the installation priority field at the top of Smart Software and in the footer of MDM Profiles. You can modify the priority number to place this software item to be deployed within a specific stage of the policy deployment.
For example, we know that all Facts deploy with a priority of 2, which means if we wanted to have our software item deployed before Facts, we would assign it a number between 0-1.9. Alternatively, if we wanted this software to deploy at the very end of the policy we should assign it 19.9.