The values for Retry Count, Retry Interval, and Install Timeout options for Win32 applications affect the length the system takes to report a failed installation process. Consider changing the default values to decrease deployment times.

Default Values and Time to Installation Failure Reported

The default values for the options

  • Retry Count - three times
  • Retry Interval - five minutes
  • Install Timeout - 60 minutes

work in the following sequence for a single failed installation process.

60 minutes

(one hour)

65 minutes

(one hour and five min)

125 minutes

(two hours and five min)

130 minutes

(two hours and 10 min)

190 minutes

(three hours and 10 min)

195 minutes

(three hours 15 min)

Win32 app fails to install and reaches install timeout of 60 minutes.

System retries the installation (retry count #1) at a retry interval of 5 minutes.

Win32 app fails to install and reaches install timeout of 60 minutes.

System retries the installation (retry count #2) at a retry interval of 5 minutes.

Win32 app fails to install and reaches install timeout of 60 minutes.

System retries the installation (retry count #3) at a retry interval of 5 minutes.

After three hours and 15 minutes, the system reports a single application installation as failed. Then, the system installs the next application.

Configure Options Depending on the Application

Configure values that compliment the application.

Fast Installation Example

A browser application installs on a device in four minutes. Consider setting these values for this application.

  • Retry Count - two times
  • Retry Interval - five minutes
  • Install Timeout - five minutes

The system reports the failure of this application within 20 minutes. Then, it installs the next application.

Slow Installation Example

A large productivity application installs on a device in 30 minutes. Consider these values for these applications.

  • Retry Count - three times
  • Retry Interval - five minutes
  • Install Timeout - 35 minutes

The system would report the failure of this application within 120 minutes. Then, it installs the next application.

For information on configuring How To Install settings for software distribution application, see Configure, Assign, and Deploy Win32 Files.