The Download Updates Wizard in Configuration Manager 2007 downloads software updates to a new or existing deployment package. The software updates are downloaded from the download location specified in the wizard to the package source location, and then copied to the deployment package folder on the distribution points configured for the package. The Download Updates Wizard allows administrators to prepare, or provision, the distribution points with the software updates source files prior to deploying them. This allows the content to be copied to distribution points before creating the deployment and it enables delegated administration where you can restrict the permissions for administrators that are responsible for only deploying software updates, for example.
Opening the Download Updates Wizard
There are several methods that can be used to open the Download Updates Wizard. Use one of the methods in the following procedure to open the Download Updates Wizard and download software updates to a deployment package:
To download software updates
Highlight one or more software updates, and then initiate the Download Software Updates action. The highlighted software updates will be downloaded.
Highlight an update list under the Update List node of the Configuration Manager console, and then initiate the Download Software Updates action. The software updates contained in the update list will be downloaded.
When adding software updates to an update list, click Download the files associated with the selected software updates on the Update List page of the Update List Wizard to add the wizard pages from the Download Updates Wizard to the Update List Wizard. The software updates contained in the update list will be downloaded.
Properties Configured in the Download Updates Wizard
The following properties are defined in the Download Software Updates Wizard:
- Deployment Package: Specifies the
package that will be used to host the software updates in the
deployment. For more information, see About Software Update
- Distribution Points: Specifies the
distribution points used to host the software update files defined
in the deployment. This setting is only available when a new
deployment package is created.
- Data Access: Specifies where the
deployment package is stored on distribution points and how it will
be accessed. This setting is only available when a new deployment
package is created.
- Distribution Settings: Specify the
sending priority and preferred sender for the deployment package
when it is sent to child sites and the content settings for branch
distribution points. This setting is only available when a new
deployment package is created.
- Download Location: Specifies whether
the software updates in the deployment package should be downloaded
from the Internet location specified in the vendor catalog or to
use local copies of the software updates
- Language Selection: Specifies the
languages for which software update files are downloaded.
TasksHow to Add Software Updates to a Deployment Package
How to Download Software Updates
ConceptsAbout Software Update Deployment Packages
About the Software Updates Wizards
About Update Lists in Software Updates
Administrator Workflow: Software Updates End to End Workflow
How to Manage Software Update Files
Planning for a Software Update Deployment
Update List Wizard: Update List Page
Other ResourcesAdministrator Checklists for Software Updates
Download Updates Wizard