Use the Deployment Package page in the Configuration
Manager 2007 Download Updates Wizard to select an existing
deployment package or create a new one for the deployment. The
software updates in the deployment are downloaded and copied to the
deployment package folder on the distribution points configured for
This page contains the elements as described in the following
UI Element List
Select deployment package
Specifies that an existing package is used for the software
updates in the deployment. Click Browse to open the
Select a Deployment Package dialog box, which lists only
packages created to host software updates. When a deployment
package is highlighted, the package name, package description, and
package ID are listed in the bottom pane. Select the deployment
package to be used for the software updates in the deployment and
|Deployment packages are displayed only from the current site.
Packages created at a parent site are not available for
Create a new deployment package
Specifies that a new package is created for the software updates
in the deployment. The following properties are configured as part
of the deployment package.
- Deployment package name: Specifies the
name of the deployment package. The package should have a unique
name, describe the package content, and is limited to no more than
- Deployment package description:
Specifies the description of the deployment package. The package
description should describe the package contents in detail and is
limited to no more than 127 characters.
- Deployment package source: Specifies
the location of the software update source files. When the
deployment is generated, the source files are compressed and copied
to the distribution points that are associated with the deployment
package. The source location must be entered as a network path (for
example, \\server\sharename\path), or the Browse button can
be used to find the network location. The shared folder for the
deployment package source files must be manually created before
proceeding to the next page.
|The deployment package source location must not be used by
another deployment or software distribution package.
|The SMS Provider computer account and the user who will
actually download the software updates to the download location
both require write access to the download location. Restrict access
to the download location to reduce the risk of attackers tampering
with the software updates source files in the download
- Enable binary differential
replication: Specifies whether binary delta comparison should
be used on changed package source files. Selecting the check box
enables this behavior and allows Distribution Manager to transfer
only parts of the file that have changed instead of the entire
file. This behavior can result in large bandwidth savings in
transferring the changes for large files, compared with the
traditional method where the entire file is transferred. For more
information, see About Binary
Differential Replication. This setting can be modified for
existing packages in the properties for the package.
Goes to the previous page of the wizard.
Goes to the next page of the wizard.
Goes to the Summary page of the wizard.
Discards the settings and exits the wizard.