In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, after a software distribution package has been created, with programs to tell client computers what to do with the package, you need to advertise the program that you want the clients to run. Advertising the program makes a program available to a specified collection of clients.
Advertisements are evaluated by Configuration Manager to determine which clients will receive a specific program to run on their computers. An advertisement specifies the following information:
- The specific program to run on the
- The target collection of computers, users, or
user groups that are to receive the program.
- The schedule that specifies when the program
is available to clients. In the case of assigned (mandatory)
advertisements, additional options such as Wake On LAN and ignoring
maintenance windows can be used with this schedule.
The site's clients cannot receive advertised programs until you enable the software distribution advertised programs client agent on the site's clients. The Advertised Programs Client Agent performs the necessary software distribution-related tasks on these clients, primarily allowing the clients to receive and run the programs that you advertise.