The Distribute Software Wizard enables you to easily distribute
software to clients by guiding you through the process of creating
an advertisement for a selected collection.
Note You must have Read, Create, and
Distribute permission for the Package security object type;
Read, Create, and Advertise permission for the Collection security
object type; and Read and Create permission for the Advertisement
security object type to run the Distribute Software Wizard.
As you complete the wizard, you will be prompted to specify the
Package and program
The package that contains the program you want to advertise to
clients. You can select an existing package or create a new one
(manually or from a package definition
If you started this wizard from a package in the
SMS Administrator console tree, this page displays the
The distribution points that you want to copy the package
Specify whether you want to advertise one of the package's
programs to a collection. The wizard displays any existing
advertisements for this package.
If you chose to create an advertisement, you must select the
collection of resources (the target collection) that you want to
receive the program. You can select an existing collection or
create a new one. You can also choose to advertise the program to
the collection's subcollections.
The date and time when the program will be available to clients
for installation, and whether the program is mandatory
("assigned"). You can also specify whether the program
advertisement will expire, and if so, the cutoff date and