The Advertisements console tree node in Configuration Manager 2007 displays advertisements and information about the programs that are being advertised. The Advertising console tree node and subnodes are located in the console tree as follows:
System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Advertisements.
Within the Advertisements node, the New Advertisement Wizard is used to create advertisements for existing programs. For more information, see New Advertisement Wizard.
These advertisements can then be used to distribute new or existing packages to client computers using the Distribute Software Wizard. For more information, see Distribute Software Wizard.
UI Element List
Upon clicking the Advertisements console tree node or subnodes, the Configuration Manager console contains the following elements:
- Look for:/Search in:
- Filters the contents that are displayed in the results pane based on a keyword in a specific column.
- Look for
- Looks for text that was entered to filter on. This could be a partial or full text string. Only items that contain the text will be displayed in the results pane. For example, the text English could be entered in the Look for: text box to display only software updates that contain that text in any column.
- Search in
- Searches a specific column for the text that was entered in the Look for: text box. The default value for this item is All Columns.
- Find Now
- Initiates the filter.
- Clears the filter and displays all possible results.
The following sections describe the Advertisements console tree node and subnodes.
The Advertisements console tree node in Configuration Manager 2007, when highlighted, displays the following information about each advertisement by default:
- Name: Specifies the name of the
- Package: Specifies the package with
which the advertisement is associated.
- Program: Specifies the specific
program being advertised to clients by the advertisement.
- Collection: Specifies the collection
to which the given program is being advertised.
- Available After: Specifies the date
and time after which the advertised program will be available for
running on clients.
- Expires After: Specifies the date and
time after which the advertised program will no longer be available
for running on clients.
- Advertisement ID: Specifies the ID
assigned by Configuration Manager 2007 to the given
- Status: Specifies the version of the
package, as given in the package properties.
Additional columns may be added to the result pane by right-clicking the Advertisements node, pointing to View, and then clicking Add/Remove Columns.
Actions for the Advertisements Nodes
Different actions are available depending on where you are in the console tree. Within the Advertisements node, however, only two variations exist—the Advertisements node and the folders specifically created under that node for organizational purposes. The following table lists the general actions for the Advertisements console tree node and those specific to any folders under that node.
The following actions are available on the Advertisements console tree node and any folders beneath it.
Provides the following options:
Provides the following distribution options:
Advertise Task Sequence
Opens the task sequence version of the New Advertisement Wizard, where you can create a new advertisement for a task sequence. For more information, see Advertise Task Sequence Wizard.
Opens a Configuration Manager 2007 Web site where feedback can be given.
Provides the following view options:
New Windows from Here
Opens a new console window using the current node as the root node.
Refreshes the display with the most current information.
Opens the Advertisements Properties dialog box, where general advertisement information and class security rights can be set on the object. For more information, see Advertisements Properties.
Opens the associated help topic.
The following actions are available from the <folder name> console tree node.
Cuts the selected advertisement in preparation to move it to a folder in the Advertisement node. The cut advertisement is not removed or relocated until it is pasted in a new location and the new location must be a folder within the node, not another advertisement.
Pastes a previously cut advertisement in a new location within the Advertisement node.
Deletes the specified folder.
Renames the specified folder.