Use the Program Identification page in the Configuration Manager 2007 Distribute Software Wizard to specify the general information for a new program being created within the new package.

This page contains the elements described in the following table.

UI Element List

Name Description


Specifies the name of the program, which can contain up to 50 characters. This field is required and must be unique within a package.

After you create a program, you cannot modify its name.

On client computers, this name appears in Run Advertised Programs and Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.


Specifies optional text about the program, such as a description. You can use up to 127 characters.

On client computers, this text is displayed in Run Advertised Programs in Control Panel.

Command line

Specifies the command line for the program, which can contain up to 255 bytes.

For example:

setup.exe /a


Msiexec /I my_app.msi /l*v /qn

This field is required.

To navigate to the program file, click Browse. By default, the package source folder appears if it exists and is accessible. If it does not exist or is not accessible, the root folder of the current computer appears.

File name extensions are strongly recommended. If the file name does not have an extension specified, Configuration Manager 2007 tries .com, .exe, and .bat as possible extensions. If the file is not an executable, Configuration Manager 2007 tries to apply a local association if possible.

When the program is run on a client, Configuration Manager 2007 first searches for the command-line file name within the package, followed by the local Microsoft Windows folder. If the file cannot be found, the program fails.


Specifies the category under which the program will be displayed on the client computer.

Specifying a category for a program will help users find specific programs of interest. Advertised programs appear under the What's New category for up to 14 days or until they are run.

By including ConfigMgr or a similar designation in the category name, categories can also be used to distinguish between programs in Add or Remove Programs that have been advertised by Configuration Manager 2007 and those advertised using group policies.


Goes to the previous page of the wizard.


Goes to the next page of the wizard.


Goes to the Summary page of the wizard.


Discards the settings, and exits the wizard.

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