While assigning an application, an order of precedence is followed based on criteria such as entity type, assignment type (
Package), computer name specified while attaching packages, and the date on which the application is assigned. This information helps you understand how application assignments take precedence over each other.
The order of precedence is as follows:
- Active Directory entity type
An order of priority based on the entity type is followed while assigning an application's packages to multiple entities. The entity types are as follows:
OU (Organizational Unit).
- Computer name specified during an application assignment
A computer name with a longer prefix takes more precedence than a computer name with a shorter prefix. For example, for the agent computer WIN10_1809, prefix WIN10_18 takes more precedence than the prefix WIN10_1.
- Assignment type
Specific version of the application package (
Package), takes more precedence than the latest version of the application package (
- Assigned date
This criterion is applied when all other criteria listed in the order of precedence are equal. When multiple packages of the same application are assigned to an entity and no computer name is specified, then the date on which each application package is assigned to the entity determines which package is delivered to the entity. The most recent assignment takes the highest precedence.
Scenarios to Understand the Order of Precedence
For the scenarios listed in the table, the entity type examples considered are as follows: John is of entity type
Users who belongs to two
Groups: Engineering and Management. These groups belong to an
|Setup||Assignment Flow||Assignment Resolution|
|Scenario "Active Directory entity type"
As per the order of priority in assigning application packages based on entity types,
As a result, John receives package 1 when logged into a computer.
Scenario "Computer name"
As a result, based on the order of precedence, John receives package 2.
|Scenario "Assignment type"
Consider the setup of this scenario to be the same as the "Computer Name" scenario.
As per the order of precedence, John receives package 2 because a specific assignment takes more precedence than a
|Scenario "Assigned date"
In this scenario, entity and assignment types remain the same and computer name is not specified. As a result, the "assigned date" criterion is applied while assigning the application package to any user who belongs to Engineering.
Per the date on which the application package is assigned, package 2 is a more recent assignment to Engineering when compared to package 1. As a result, when John logs into a computer on Wednesday, John receives package 2.
For more information regarding the entity type criterion, see Priority Followed in Assigning Application Packages Based on Entity Types.
For more information about the assignment types criterion, see Understanding Assignment Types.
For an understanding of Active Directory Entities, see View Active Directory Entities.