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Software Deployment in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

You use software deployment in System Center Essentials 2010 to centrally deploy software to your managed computers. By using Essentials 2010, you can specify criteria to group the computers that require the software, deploy the software to those computers, and then review deployment status.

To assist you in software deployment, Essentials 2010 provides an overview window that provides a central point of access to all functions related to software deployment. By using the status summaries, tasks, reports, help, and other information in this overview window, you can easily deploy software to managed computers.

In This Section

About Software Deployment in Essentials
Describes the software deployment feature.

How to Create and Deploy a Software Package in Essentials
Provides steps for creating a new software deployment package and specify how and to which managed computers it will be deployed.

How to Create a Software Package That Contains a Response File in Essentials
Provides steps for creating a new software deployment package when an unattended install is required.

How to Approve Software for Deployment in Essentials
Provides steps for approving software for deployment. Approval is required before deploying.

How to Modify a Software Package in Essentials
Provides steps for changing a software deployment package; for example, to change installation parameters.

How to Delete a Software Package in Essentials
Provides steps for deleting a software package from Essentials 2010. Using the steps this procedure does uninstall software.

How to Uninstall Deployed Software in Essentials
Provides steps for uninstalling software that was previously installed on managed computers.

How to View Software Packages in Essentials
Provides steps for viewing and checking properties for software packages.

How to Deploy Microsoft Office 2010 by Using System Center Essentials 2010
Describes how you can create a software package for deploying Microsoft Office 2010.

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