Most applications will use their own installation methods. The majority use the Windows Installer (MSI) technology, so you can just place the proper command lines in your SMS package and advertisement information. If you are attempting to deploy applications that you are repackaging, you will want to generate a script for each operating system type.
When you need to pinpoint specific operating system types, create a collection based on the inventoried operating system information and distribute the appropriate package.
This was first published in May 2003