Topic last updated—November 2007

Use the Windows Installer tab in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Distribution <Program Name> Properties dialog box to specify the Windows Installer product information used to enable installation source management of a product. This selection dynamically updates Windows Installer source locations with a list of distribution points that have the package available for that Configuration Manager 2007 client. The list of distribution points adheres to protected site system boundaries.

This tab is applied on a per-product basis, and it updates only source network locations for those Windows Installer products that are currently installed on the computer. It supports both per-computer and per-user installations.

Consider the following points when importing product codes:

The Windows Installer tab contains the following elements.

Windows Installer product code

Specifies the Windows Installer product code (GUID) that is the principal identification of an application or product. This field is updated only by importing a Windows Installer file.
Windows Installer file

Specifies the name of the Windows Installer file contained among the package source files (if present). This field is updated only by importing a Windows Installer file.To import a Windows Installer file, click Import. This opens the standard Open dialog box, allowing you to browse within the package source location for a Windows Installer file.To clear the Windows Installer product code and the Windows Installer file fields and enable the Import button, click Clear.

Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.

Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.

Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.

Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

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