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Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The Deployment Management console tree node in Configuration Manager 2007 displays active software update deployments. As the console tree node is expanded, all deployments that have been created are displayed, which can then be expanded further to display the Software Updates console tree node. The Deployment Management console tree node and sub nodes are located in the console tree as follows:

System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Updates / Deployment Management

The Deploy Software Updates Wizard is used to create new deployments. For more information, see How to Deploy Software Updates

Upon clicking the Deployment Management console tree node or sub nodes, the Configuration Manager console contains the following elements:

Look for:/Search in:
Filters the contents that are displayed in the results pane based on a keyword in a specific column.

Look for
Looks for text that was entered to filter on. This could be a partial or full text string. Only items that contain the text will be displayed in the results pane. For example, the text English could be entered in the Look for: text box to display only software updates that contain that text in any column.

Search in
Searches a specific column for the text that was entered in the Look for: text box. The default value for this item is All Columns.

Find Now
Initiates the filter.

Clear
Clears the filter and displays all possible results.

The following sections describe the Deployment Management console tree node and sub nodes.

Deployment Management

The Deployment Management console tree node in Configuration Manager 2007, when highlighted, displays the following information about each software update deployment:

  • Deployment Name: Specifies the name of the deployment.

  • Deployment ID: Specifies a unique ID for the deployment, starting at 1 and incremented by 1 for each new deployment.

  • Deadline: Specifies the time when the software update installation will be enforced on clients.

  • Deployment Start Time: Specifies the time when the deployment was made active and software updates were made available for installation on clients.

  • Client Time / UTC: Specifies the time format in which clients evaluate the deployment schedule.

SMS2003 Advertisements

The SMS2003 Advertisements console tree node in Configuration Manager 2007 displays the advertisements that were active when upgrading a site from SMS 2003 to Configuration Manager 2007 and the advertisements that were created as part of a deployment that target SMS 2003 clients. When this console tree node is highlighted, the following information about the SMS 2003 advertisements is available:

  • Name: Specifies the name of the SMS 2003 advertisement.

  • Package: Specifies the package used by the advertisement.

  • Program: Specifies the program used by the advertisement.

  • Collection: Specifies the target collection used by the advertisement.

  • Available After: Specifies the time that the advertisement will become available to SMS 2003 clients.

  • Expires After: Specifies the time that the advertisement will expire.

  • Advertisement ID: Specifies the ID for the advertisement.

  • Status: Specifies the status for the SMS 2003 advertisement.

Deployment Name

The deployment name console tree nodes display the Software Updates sub nodes and, when a deployment name is highlighted, display the same information listed in the previous section for the specified deployment. The deployment properties can be modified at this location. For more information, see Deployment Name Properties. Updates can be added to the deployment from within the Software Updates tab in the Deployment name properties, but removed from the Software Updates console tree node.

Software Updates

The Software Updates console tree node specifies which software updates are in the deployment. The updates can be removed from the deployment or the properties for the software updates can be modified at this location. The following information is displayed for each software update that is in the deployment package:

  • Bulletin ID: Specifies the bulletin ID associated with security software updates. Security bulletin details can be found by searching on the bulletin ID at the Microsoft Security Bulletin Search Web page (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=58313).

  • Article ID: Specifies the article ID associated with the software update. The article contains detailed information about the software update.

  • Title: Specifies the name of the software update.

Upon clicking the Software Updates console tree node, the software updates are displayed and the Configuration Manager console contains the following additional elements:

UI Element List

Update Details tab
Specifies summary information about the software update. The Update Details tab is visible when a software update is highlighted and displays the following information:

  • Bulletin ID: Specifies the bulletin ID associated with security software updates. Security bulletin details can be found by searching on the bulletin ID at Microsoft Security Bulletin Search Web page (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=58313).

  • Article ID: Specifies the article ID associated with the software update. The article contains detailed information about the software update.

  • Date Revised: Specifies the date that the software update was last modified.

  • Maximum severity rating: Specifies the vendor-defined severity rating for the software update.

  • Description: Presents an overview of why the software update should be installed and which condition it fixes.

  • Applicable Languages: Specifies the supported languages for the software update.

  • Affected Products: Specifies the products that are affected by the software update.

When more than one software update is selected, the Update Details pane does not display.

Deployment Status tab
Visible after a software update is highlighted and, based on the collections targeted, displays the following deployment status information:

  • Deployment Name: Specifies the name of the software update deployment. This is the default sort order.

  • Targeted: Specifies the number of systems in the target collection for the deployment.

  • Installed: Specifies the number of systems that have installed the software update.

  • Not required: Specifies the number of systems that do not require the software update.

  • Required: Specifies the number of systems that require the software update.

  • Unknown: Specifies the number of systems in which the software update state is unknown.

  • Assignment Unique ID: Specifies a unique ID for the deployment.

When more than one software update is selected, the Deployment Status tab does not display.

Content Information
Visible after a software update is highlighted and displays the following content information associated with the update:

  • Content ID: Specifies the content ID for the software update.

  • Downloaded: Specifies whether the software update binaries have been downloaded.

  • Affected Language: Specifies the language for the software update.

  • Bin Path: Specifies the path to the software update binaries.

  • Size (Mb): Specifies the size of the software update binaries.

When more than one software update is selected, the Deployment Status tab does not display.

Supersedence Information
Visible after a software update is highlighted and displays the following information about the supersedence of the update:

  • This update has been superseded by the following updates: Specifies the software updates that supersede this update, which means the updates listed are newer, and in most cases, should be deployed instead of this update. The software updates that are listed contain a hyperlink to the Web page that provides more information about the update. When this update is not superseded, None displays.

  • This update supersedes the following updates: Specifies what software updates have been superseded by this update, which means this update is newer, and in most cases, should be deployed to replace the outdated updates. The software updates that are listed contain a hyperlink to the Web page that provides more information about the update. When this update is not superseded, None displays.

Actions for the Deployment Management Nodes

Different actions are available depending on where you are in the console tree. The following table lists the general and specific actions for the Deployment Management console tree node and sub nodes.

General Actions

The following actions are available on several Deployment Management console tree nodes.

 

Action Description

Give Feedback

Opens a Configuration Manager 2007 Web site where feedback can be given.

View

Provides the following view options:

  • Add/Remove columns: Specifies which columns display in the results pane. Select the column name from the Available columns window, and click Add to add the column to the displayed columns. Select the column name from the Displayed columns window, and click Remove to remove the columns from the displayed columns. Click Restore Defaults to display the default columns. Click OK to save changes.

  • Export list: Exports the data in the results pane to a Text or Unicode Text file that is tab or comma delimited.

  • Hide search bar: Specifies to hide the search bar located above the results pane.

Customize: Specifies which items are displayed in the Configuration Manager 2007 console window.

New Windows from Here

Opens a new console window using the current node as the root node.

Refresh

Refreshes the display with the most current information.

Help

Opens the associated help topic.

Deployment Management

The following actions are available from the Deployment Management console tree node.

 

Action

Description

Properties

Opens the Deployment Management Properties dialog box where class security rights can be set on the object.

Deployment Name

The following actions are available from the deployments displayed in the console.

 

Action Description

Delete

Removes the selected deployments. After the deletion is confirmed, the deployment objects are deleted for the Configuration Manager Client and associated advertisements and package files are deleted for SMS 2003 clients.

Properties

Opens the Deployment Name Properties dialog box for the selected deployment where the deployment settings can be configured.

noteNote
Property changes can be made to multiple deployments at the same time, with the exception of the deployment name and description properties.

Software Updates

The following actions are available from the software updates displayed in the console.

 

Action Description

Download Software Updates

Opens the Download Updates Wizard to download the software update source files.

Deploy Software Updates

Opens the Deploy Software Updates Wizard to create a deployment for the selected software updates.

Add to Update List

Opens the Update List Wizard where the software update can be added to a new or existing authorization list.

Properties

Opens the Software Update Properties page for the selected software update.

The following actions are also available by using the drag-and-drop functionality. One or more software updates can be dragged and dropped onto an existing deployment or deployment template.

 

Name Description

Drag-and-drop a software update onto a deployment template

Opens the Deploy Software Updates Wizard to create a deployment, using the selected template, for the selected software update.

Drag-and-drop a software update onto a deployment

Opens the Deploy Software Updates Wizard to create a deployment for the selected software updates.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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