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Module 8: Managing Software Distribution . All Users. 1. 2. 3. Setup.exe. Office 2003. 4. How Software Distribution Objects Are Created. The software distribution object creation process:. Collections Packages Programs Advertisements. 1. 2. 3. 4. What Is a Collection?.

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how software distribution objects are created

All Users

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2

3

Setup.exe

Office 2003

4

How Software Distribution Objects Are Created

The software distribution object creation process:

Collections

Packages

Programs

Advertisements

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2

3

4

what is a collection
What Is a Collection?

Computers running Windows XP

Computers with Office 2003 Installed

Microsoft®Office

XP

what do packages and programs do

Office 2003

Office 2003

Office 2003

A program allows a package to run on the client

A program allows a package to run on the client

Office 2003 Setup

Office 2003 Setup

What Do Packages and Programs Do?
what are advertisements
What Are Advertisements?

An advertisement is an object configured by the site administrator on an SMS site, which in turn becomes a notification or a policy for the client

Advertised programs are found in Control Panel:

Add or Remove Programs

Run Advertised Programs

how to create and configure collections
How to Create and Configure Collections

To create and configure collections:

Navigate to Collections in the SMS Administrator console

Right-click Collections, click New, and then click Collection

In the Collection Properties dialog box, use the tabs to complete property settings

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how to create a package and configure its properties
How to Create a Package and Configure Its Properties

To create a package and configure its properties:

Navigate to Packages on the SMS Administrator console

Right-click the Packages folder, point to New, and then click either Package or Package From Definition

Specify the properties of the package on the various package properties tabs

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how to create a program
How to Create a Program

To create a program:

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Navigate to the Package that you want to create a program for in the SMS Administrator console and then click Programs

Right-click Programs, Point to New, and then click Program

Complete the Program Properties

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how to create an advertisement
How to Create an Advertisement

To create an advertisement:

Navigate to Advertisements in the SMS Administrator console

Right-click Advertisements, point to New, and then click Advertisement

Complete the advertisement properties

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options for managing remote downloads for a package

Local Distribution Point

SMS Server

SMS Primary Site Boundary

Client A

Client A

Options for Managing Remote Downloads for a Package

Client A roams to a secondary site

Distribution point outside SMS Primary Site boundary

Client A runs advertised program from remote DP because either the option to run program from a remote distribution point or option to download from a remote DP was allowed

Local Distribution Point

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SMS Server

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SMS Primary Site Boundary

Remote DP

Remote Roaming Boundary

how the client runs advertised programs
How the Client Runs Advertised Programs
  • SMS clients automatically run advertised programs that have mandatory assignments
  • Advertised programs that do not have mandatory assignments are run manually by the user

To manually run an advertised program:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel

In Control Panel, double-click Run Advertised Programs

In the Run Advertised Programs dialog box, double-click the program you want to run

You can also find advertised programs in Add or Remove Programs

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how to use the standard reports for software distribution
How to Use the Standard Reports for Software Distribution

To view a distribution status report:

In the SMS Administrator console, expand Site Database, expand Reporting, and then click Reports

To run a report, right-click Distribution status of a specific package in the details pane

Point to Distribution status of a specific package, point to All Tasks, point to Run, and then click the desired reporting point

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methods to monitor the software distribution process
Methods to Monitor the Software Distribution Process

Monitoring software distribution can be done using:

Software Distribution Reports

Advertisements Summary Status

Package Status Summary