There are several methods for creating a deployment package in Configuration Manager 2007. The Download Update Wizard allows you to download selected software updates to a deployment package prior to deploying the updates to client computers. When creating an update list, the Update List Wizard provides the option to download the software updates as part of the process for adding them to the update list. And finally, the Deploy Software Updates Wizard will download software updates as part of the deployment process.

If the software updates have been previously downloaded to a deployment package, the Deploy Software Updates Wizard uses the existing package and skips all package related pages.

Software updates can be added to new or existing deployment packages, and the updates can be downloaded from the Internet or from a shared folder on the network that is accessible to the site server. For overview information about deployment packages, see About Software Update Deployment Packages. The following procedure provides the steps necessary to create a new deployment package using the Download Update Wizard.

To create a new deployment package

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, select the software updates to download to the deployment package. For more information, see How to Find Software Updates in Configuration Manager.

  2. Right-click the highlighted software updates, and then click Download Software Updates to open the Download Updates Wizard. For more information about completing the settings in the wizard, see Download Updates Wizard.

  3. When the wizard completes, the deployment package displays in System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Updates / Deployment Packages. The Refresh action might be needed for the package and software updates to display.

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