After you create a package, SMS creates a PackageID.pkg file on the site server, in the Sms\Inboxes\Pkginfo.box directory. SMS then replicates the .pkg file to each of the CAPs. As you create programs for that package, SMS updates its .pkg file. The remaining steps in the software distribution process are shown in the following diagram.
Note You can restrict access to the shared package directories by defining access accounts for the package.
After you distribute the package to distribution points and create advertisements, you can monitor the status of the package and advertisements by using the SMS status system. The SMS status system provides information about the status of packages and advertisements that you create, and information about the status of the site itself. The status system has four status summarizers: Component Status, Site System Status, Package Status, and Advertisement Status, which display summaries of the status messages they represent.
Distributing Software to Clients
About Software Distribution Between Sites
About Software Distribution to SMS 1.2 Clients
Status Messages Overview
Distributing Software to Clients Overview