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  1. Module 8: Managing Software Distribution

  2. 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

  3. What Is a Collection? Computers running Windows XP Computers with Office 2003 Installed Microsoft®Office XP

  4. 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?

  5. 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

  6. 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 1 2 3

  7. 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 1 2 3

  8. How to Create a Program To create a program: 1 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 2 3

  9. 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 1 2 3

  10. 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 1 2 SMS Server 3 SMS Primary Site Boundary Remote DP Remote Roaming Boundary

  11. 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 1 2 3

  12. 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 1 2 3

  13. Methods to Monitor the Software Distribution Process Monitoring software distribution can be done using: Software Distribution Reports Advertisements Summary Status Package Status Summary