Software update deployment templates in Configuration Manager 2007 store many of the deployment properties that might not change from deployment to deployment. Templates auto-populate these settings when used to initiate a deployment. Use the following procedure to modify an existing deployment template.
To modify a deployment template
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Updates / Deployment Templates.
In the Deployment Templates pane, right-click the desired deployment template and then click Properties.
In the Deployment Templates Properties dialog box, the following information can be modified:
- Name and description: Specifies the
name and description of the deployment template.
- Collection: Specifies the collection
that is targeted for the software update deployment. Templates can
be created without a collection so that one deployment template can
be used during a phased deployment where collections change over
- Display/Time Settings: Specifies
whether display notification are displayed on client computers,
whether a client evaluates the deployment schedule based on local
time or UTC, and the duration setting that is used to set the
default deadline time in a deployment.
- Restart Settings: Specifies the system
restart behavior when a software update installs on a client and
requires a restart to complete, and specifies whether system
restarts are allowed outside of configured maintenance windows.
- SMS 2003 Settings: Provides the
option to deploy software updates to Systems Management
Server (SMS) 2003 clients.
Note Only software updates with a value of Yes in the Deployable to SMS 2003 setting can be deployed to SMS 2003 clients.
- Event Generation: Specifies whether to
disable Microsoft Operations Manager alerts during software update
installation and whether an Operation Manager alert is created when
a software update installations fails.
- Download Settings: Specifies the
behavior for software update installation when clients are within a
"slow or unreliable" network boundary and when clients are within
the boundaries of a protected distribution point that does not
contain the software update.
- Security: Specifies the class and
instance security for the deployment template object.
- Name and description: Specifies the name and description of the deployment template.