Using Courier Sender to Distribute
Software to Clients
Courier Sender helps you transmit information from one Systems
Management Server (SMS) 2003 site to another SMS site at a
Courier Sender does this by storing selected data on tape or
disc. The tape or disc is mailed or sent by courier service to a
remote location. The receiving site then uses Courier Sender to
transfer the data from the medium to the SMS site.
To use Courier Sender to distribute
software to clients
Set up the package source directory by copying the disc to a
Define a target destination collection.
Create the software package and specify the package properties.
You must specify that Courier Sender is the preferred sender
for the package in the Distribution Settings tab when you
create a package that you want to send by using Courier
Create the programs within the package.
Define advertisements for a program.
You must create a separate address for each instance of Courier
To create an address for Courier Sender
From the SMS Administrator console, double-click Site
Database, and then click Site Hierarchy.
Expand the site name that contains the addresses, and then
expand the Site Settings folder.
Right-click Addresses, click New, and then click
Courier Sender Address.
Creating separate addresses for each instance of Courier Sender
lets you send packages to various sites by different means.
For example, if you want to use Standard Sender to send the
VeryLarge package to a site in Texas, but you want to use
Courier Sender to send the package to Nevada, you do the
Create the VeryLarge software package. Specify that
Courier Sender is the preferred sender for this package.
Create a Courier Sender address for the Nevada site, but not
for the Texas site.
SMS sends the package to the Texas site by using Standard
Sender, but it uses Courier Sender Manager to create a parcel from
the package to forward the package to Nevada. You then send the
parcel to the Nevada site by courier service. After the parcel is
received at the Nevada site, an administrator uses Courier Sender
Manager to receive the parcel and place the data into the SMS site