Package Types

With Device Manager 2011 you can create different types of packages. A package is a collection of items that is delivered to a collection of devices by the Software Distribution feature or by the Software Updates feature in Configuration Manager 2007.

You can create packages that contain one or more of the following:

The following table shows the related features and the Configuration Manager wizards in Configuration Manager that deliver specific types of packages to the device.

Package type Configuration Manager Wizard Configuration Manager feature

Configuration package

Manage Distribution Points Wizard.

For more information about the Manage Distribution Points Wizard, see Manage Distribution Points Wizard in Configuration Manager Help.

Software Distribution

Deployment package

Deploy Software Updates Wizard.

For more information about the Deploy Software Updates Wizard, see Deploy Software Updates Wizard in Configuration Manager Help.

Software Updates

For more information about how to distribute packages, see Software Distribution in Configuration Manager Help.

For more information about software updates, see Software Updates in Configuration Manager Help.