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How to Approve Software for Deployment in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

After creating a software package in System Center Essentials 2010, you must approve the package for deployment for the computers that require the software. Use the following procedures to approve the deployment immediately after you create the package, or to approve the deployment at a later time.

To approve a package for deployment while creating the package

  1. Run the New Software Package Wizard and create a new package on the Preparing a Package for Deployment page.

  2. After the package has been created, select the Show deployment options when this wizard closes option, and then click Finish.

  3. In the Approve Groups for Deployment dialog box, select the computer groups on which you want to install the software, and then click OK.

To approve an existing package for deployment

  1. In the Essentials console, click the Software button.

  2. In the Software pane, expand Software Packages, and then click All Software Packages.

  3. In the results pane, right-click the software package that you want to approve for deployment, and then click Approve for Deployment.

  4. In the Approve Groups for Deployment dialog box, select the computer groups on which you want to install the software, and then click OK.

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