The Software Distribution console tree node is the home page for the software distribution feature in Configuration Manager 2007. It displays a summary of recent software distribution advertisements and contains the Packages and Advertisements subnodes. It is located in the console tree as follows:
System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Packages / Advertisements.
The status of advertisements to destination computers is shown in the Software Distribution Status Summary results pane, which displays the 10 most active advertisements for the specified period of the last day, the last 7 days, or the last 30 days. This status is viewable in both table and chart form. The data displayed is updated based on the home page summarization schedule, which is once per hour by default or by manually using the Run Homepage Summarization action.
|The chart can be changed by selecting specific advertisements to display. You can also select multiple advertisements or use the Ctrl key to select individual advertisements. Using Ctrl on the last selected advertisement will clear all selections and shows a pie chart.|
The 10 most active advertisements are displayed with the following information:
- Advertisement: Specifies the name of
the given advertisement.
- Total: Specifies the total number of
clients to which the program is being advertised.
- Not Started: Specifies the number of
clients to which the program is being advertised and which have not
started to run the program.
- Waiting: Specifies the number of
clients that are currently waiting to run the advertised program.
The cause of this waiting is not specified, but may be due to
program or advertisement conditions.
- Running: Specifies the number of
clients on which the advertised program is currently running.
- Succeeded: Specifies the number of
clients that have successfully installed the advertised package as
a result of this advertisement.
- Failed: Specifies the number of
clients that have attempted to run the advertised package and have
failed for any reason.
- Retrying: Specifies the number of
clients that have attempted to run the advertised package and
failed, and are currently retrying the attempt.
- % Completed: Specifies the percentage
of clients on which the advertised program is installed over the
total number of clients in the designated collection.
UI Element List
The Software Distribution home page displays data for the 10 most active software distribution advertisements based on a time period that is configured in the Software Distribution Status Summary, which contains the following element:
- View the top ten most active advertisements over the period of
- Specifies the time period covered by the table and chart
summaries for the most active advertisements. The displayed table
and chart are automatically refreshed to reflect the time period
option chosen.Three options are available when configuring the time
- Last day
- Last 7 days
- Last 30 days.
- Last day
Links and Resources
The Links and Resources section of the Software Distribution home page provides links to Configuration Manager 2007 console items where Software Distribution components can be configured, along with links to common software distribution reports and links to help and external resource information.
The following links and resource information is available:
- Provides links to other sections of the Configuration Manager
2007 console where Software Distribution components are configured.
The following links are available:
- Manage Programs: Navigates to the
Packages node in the console tree. Expand Packages to
view the packages on the site and expand a specific package to add
a program or manage existing ones, manage associated distribution
points, or set access accounts for the package. For more
information, see Packages Property
- Advertisements: Navigates to the
Advertisements node in the console tree. Right-click Advertisements
to create a new advertisement, or right-click a specific
advertisement to disable, rerun, or otherwise manage the
advertisement. For more information, see Advertisements Property
- Manage Maintenance Windows: Navigates
to the Collections node in the console tree. Maintenance windows
are managed on a per collection basis. Right-click a specific
collection, and then click Modify Collection Settings to manage the
maintenance windows for that collection.
- Manage Programs: Navigates to the Packages node in the console tree. Expand Packages to view the packages on the site and expand a specific package to add a program or manage existing ones, manage associated distribution points, or set access accounts for the package. For more information, see Packages Property Pages.
- Web Reports
- Provides links to common software distribution Web reports. Click the link to open the specified report.
- Provides links to common software distribution resources. Click the link to open the specified resource.
General Actions for the Software Distribution Home Page
The following general actions are available on the Software Distribution home page.
Schedule home page summarization
Specifies the schedule for the Software Distribution home page summarization, which is how often the data displayed on the home page is updated with the most recent data in the site database. Configure summarization to occur every x days, hours, or minutes. By default, summarization is scheduled for once per hour.
Run home page summarization
Specifies that the Software Distribution home page summarization occurs as soon as possible. The data displayed on the home page is updated with the most recent data in the site database. The scheduled summarization will still occur on its scheduled interval.
Opens a Configuration Manager 2007 Web site where feedback can be given.
Opens the Customize view dialog box, which allows you to specify which items are displayed in the Configuration Manager 2007 console window.
New windows from here
Opens a new console window using the current node as the root node.
Refreshes the display with the most current information.
Opens the associated help topic.