The following checklists provide a generalized path in Configuration Manager 2007 to the process of setting up and configuring the Configuration Manager infrastructure necessary for distributing software to client resources.

Prior to distributing software to your clients, you need to complete the following tasks:

Step Reference

Configure the default software distribution component settings if necessary.

How to Configure Software Distribution Components

Configure the Advertised Programs Client Agent.

How to Configure the Advertised Programs Client Agent

Designate one or more distribution points to provide clients with access to software distribution packages.

How to Designate a Distribution Point

How to Deploy a Branch Distribution Point

Prepare collections of clients.

About Collections

How to Create a Collection

Ensure that administrators and users have sufficient rights to run the programs you advertise.

How to Configure Package Access Accounts

How to Assign Rights for Objects to Users and Groups

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