When you distribute software to a collection of clients in Configuration Manager 2007, the Advertised Programs Client Agent determines which advertised programs are appropriate to the client or the user at the client. When an advertisement is found and the program is ready to run, the agent connects to an available distribution point to transfer or run the program. If the program runs an existing file on the client computer, the agent executes the program appropriately.
The Advertised Programs Client Agent controls how clients check for advertised programs and how they behave when an advertised program is available or scheduled to run. By configuring the Advertised Programs Client Agent, you can specify these client behaviors as well as other client settings and run options.