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I not only use MDT to deploy applications during OS deployment but I also have a 'Post OS Install' task sequence to install applications as well.
Application folders Layout is pretty straight forward.
Each suite folder is setup as follows.
|Suite||Applications listed here are only Application Bundles. The dependent applications for these Application bundles are selected from the AppTree folder. They are visible from the deployment wizard.|
|Suite\AppTree||Applications here are 'Applications with Source files' these applications are contain the acutual installers for the application in question. They are not visible from the deployment wizard.|
|Suite\Archive||Applications here are old versions, they are visible from the deployment wizard.|
Figure 1. AppTree Folder Structure
Fig 1. This is where new applications are imported to they are imported as an application with source files.
Figure 2. Suite Application bundles Fig 2. These applications are application bundles with the application under the app tree folder added as a dependency.
To add a new application the following process is followed.
This structure was adopted for the following reasons: