To add a property page to an existing property sheet, in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, you add the property page XML to the property sheet's XML file. For existing Configuration Manager 2007 property sheets, you copy the existing property XML file to the XmlStorage\Extensions\Forms folder from XmlStorage\Forms. When the Configuration Manager console loads, it will use the XML it finds in the XmlStorage\Extensions\Forms folder in preference to existing forms in XmlStorage\Forms.

Because multiple vendors can extend existing property sheets, you must deploy and remove your property sheets with care. For more information, see Configuration Manager Console Extension Deployment.

The following procedure demonstrates how to add a property page to the Properties page for a package. To complete it. you will first need to create a property page. For more information, see How to Create a Configuration Manager Property Sheet.

To add a property page to a Properties property sheet

  1. Copy the package.xml file from %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\XmlStorage\Forms to %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\XmlStorage\Extensions\Forms.

  2. In the package.xml file, add the following property page XML (you should place it below the other <Page> elements, near the end of the file):

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    <Page VendorId="My Company" Id="{3F52B74A-373A-4c97-A142-C93E230948F8}" Assembly="ConfigMgrControl" Namespace="Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.ConfigMgrPropertySheet" Type="ConfigMgrControlPage" HelpID="" />
  3. Save the file, and start the Configuration Manager console.

  4. Using the Packages node results pane, right-click a package, and then click Properties. The properties dialog box is displayed with your property page.

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