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Package Types

5/4/2012

With Device Manager 2011 you can create configuration packages in addition to other types of packages that you can create in Configuration Manager 2007. A package is a collection of items that is delivered to a collection of devices by using features in Configuration Manager or Device Manager 2011.

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

  • Device configuration
  • An executable program or script to run on a device
  • Individual files
  • Software updates
  • Individual commands

The following table shows package types and the related wizards and features in Configuration Manager and Device Manager 2011 that deliver specific types of packages to the device.

Package type Wizard Feature

Configuration package

New Advertisement Wizard

For more information about advertising and distributing a configuration package, see Configuration Package Advertisements.

Software advertising and distribution in Device Manager 2011

Packages other than configuration packages

Manage Distribution Points Wizard

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

Software distribution in Configuration Manager

Deployment package

Deploy Software Updates Wizard

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

Software updates in Configuration Manager

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