With this release, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 expands the abilities of system administrators to centrally manage computers effectively. Building on the capabilities that are provided by System Management Server (SMS) 2003, Configuration Manager 2007 provides a refined tool set for software distribution.
The software distribution process advertises packages, which contain programs, to members of a collection. The client then installs the software from specified distribution points. The order in which you create the components that make up the software distribution process is important.
- Create an instance of SMS_Package Server WMI
- Create an instance of SMS_Program Server WMI
- If an existing collection does not identify the users to whom
you want to distribute the software, create a new collection by
creating an instance of SMS_Collection Server
- If the package contains source files, define a distribution
point for the package by creating an instance of SMS_DistributionPoint
Server WMI Class.
- Create an instance of SMS_Advertisement Server
The following topics show how to create the software distribution components:
ConceptsSystem Center Configuration Manager Software Development Kit
Other ResourcesConfiguration Manager Software Distribution
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