Topic last updated—November 2007

Use the Copy Packages Wizard in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from the Configuration Manager console to help you copy existing packages to a new distribution point. The wizard can effectively create a copy of an existing distribution point by allowing you to select all the packages on that distribution point. Specifying a source distribution point is not required because by default Configuration Manager 2007 displays all available packages.

The Copy Packages Wizard filters the source packages to copy based on the package type so that when this wizard is run from the Software Distribution node, only software packages are displayed. If you want to copy different package types to a new distribution point, run this wizard from the appropriate package-type node, such as Software Updates or Operating System Deployment.

To copy a package to a distribution point, you must have Distribute permission for that Package security object. For more information about security permissions, see Classes and Instances for Object Security in Configuration Manager.

To copy one or more packages to a distribution point

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

  2. Right-click the Packages node, and then click Copy Packages.

  3. Use the Copy Package Wizard to select the destination distribution point and the specific packages to copy.

    For information about this wizard, see Copy Packages Wizard.

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