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

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

  2. In the Deployment Templates pane, right-click the desired deployment template and then click Properties.

  3. 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 time.

    • 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.

      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.

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