The primary method of creating a package within Configuration Manager 2007 is to create the package manually in its entirety.

You can also create a package using a package definition file as a template. For information about how to do this, see How to Create a Package from a Package Definition File. To find out more about package definition files, see About Package Definition Files.

Additionally, you can use the Distribute Software Wizard to create a package if you want to create and distribute the package and associated programs, advertisements and (optionally) collections at the same time.

Once created, Configuration Manager 2007 displays the new package in the Configuration Manager console, and by default, it adds Read permission for the local user access account and Full control permissions for the administrator group.

You must have Create permissions for the Package Security object type to create a package. You can edit package security settings using the Package Properties dialog box or through the Security Rights node on the Configuration Manager Console. For more information about security permissions, see Classes and Instances for Object Security in Configuration Manager.

How to create a package manually

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution.

  2. Right-click Packages, point to New, and then click Package.

  3. Use the New Package Wizard to create a software distribution package, specifying general information, data source, distribution settings, and other information for the new package.

    For additional information about this wizard, see New Package Wizard.

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