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How to Manage Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager

Updated: January 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Use the information in this topic to help you manage packages and programs in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

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For information about how to create Configuration Manager packages and programs, see How to Create Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager.

In the Software Library workspace, expand Application Management, click Packages, select the package that you want to manage, and then select a management task.

Use the following table for more information about the management tasks that might require some information before you select them.

 

Task Details

Create Prestage Content File

Opens the Create Prestaged Content File Wizard that allows you to create a file that contains the package content that can be manually imported to another site. This is useful in situations where you have low network bandwidth between the site server and the distribution point.

Create Program

Opens the Create Program Wizard that allows you to create a new program for this package.

Export

Opens the Export Package Wizard that allows you to export the selected package and its content to a file.

For information about how to import packages and programs, see How to Import a Package and Program in the How to Create Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager topic.

Deploy

Opens the Deploy Software Wizard that allows you to deploy the selected package and program to a collection. For more information, see How to Deploy Packages and Programs in Configuration Manager.

Distribute Content

Opens the Distribute Content Wizard that allows you to send the content that is associated with the package and program to selected distribution points or distribution point groups.

Update Distribution Points

Updates distribution points with the latest content for the selected package and program.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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