After creating the source directory using the
deployment wizard, you create the SCCM software installation package.
An SCCM package contains the files and instructions that SCCM uses
to distribute the software and advertise the package. The deployment
wizard creates the files and instructions, but SCCM must be configured
to use these files.
To create a software installation package
- Click Start menu Programs
or All Programs Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 ConfigMgr Console.
- In the Configuration Manager Console
window, expand Software Distribution.
- Right-click Packages Distribute Software.
- In the Distribute Software wizard, click
- In the Package dialog box, select Create
a New Package and Program without a Definition File. Click Next.
- In the Package Identification dialog
box, enter the information for Name, Version, Publisher, Language
and any comments. Click Next.
- In the Source Files dialog box, make
selections to where SCCM retrieves the files and how it manages
them. Click Next.
NoteIn this procedure,
“Always Obtain Files from a Source Directory” was selected.
- In the Source Directory dialog box, specify
the directory where the source files are stored. Click Next.
- In the Distribution Points dialog box,
select the distribution point(s). This is the location from which
the software package will be deployed to the target systems. Click
- In the Program Identification dialog
box, enter the name of your program. This is the name that displays
in Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel. In the Command Line
field, enter AdminImage\setup.exe /W /Q /I AdminImage\<deployment
name>.ini /Lang en-US. In this case, our deployment
is named AutoCAD 2011, so you would enter AdminImage\setup.exe /W
/Q /I AdminImage\AutoCAD 2011.ini /Lang en-US. Click Next.
example above assumes the language pack you wish to install is US
English. /W is the flag for SMS and SCCM, /Q is the silent install,
/I indicates this is a deployment installation.
- In the Program Properties dialog box,
Program Can Run drop-down list, select how you want your program
to install. Your choices are:
- Only When a User is Logged On
- Whether or Not a User is Logged On
- Only When No User is Logged On
- In the After Running drop-down list,
select an action to take after the program has deployed. Your choices
- No Action Required
- Program Restarts Computer
- ConfigMgr Restarts Computer
- ConfigMgr Logs User Off
you to restart your system after installation.
- In the Advertise Program dialog box,
select Yes to advertise the program. Click Next.
- In the Select a Program to Advertise
dialog box, select the package you want to advertise. Click Next.
- In the Select Program Advertisement Target dialog box, select
the collection to which you want to advertise, or create a new collection.
- In the Select Program Advertisement Name dialog box, enter or
change the name of your advertisement. Add any comments to further
describe the advertisement. Click Next.
- In the Select Program Advertisement Subcollection dialog box,
select one of the following options:
- Advertise this Program to an Existing
- Create a New Collection and Advertise
this Program to It
- Click Next.
- In the Select Program Advertisement Schedule dialog box, if desired, set
options to advertise your program at a specific date and time, or
set an expiration date. Click Next.
- In the Select Program Assign Program dialog box, select one of
the following options:
- If the installation process is mandatory,
select Yes, Assign the Program.
- If the installation process is optional,
select No, Do Not Assign the Program.
- In the Summary dialog box, verify your
advertisement information. Use the back buttons to make any changes.
To finish, click Next.