The software distribution feature in Configuration Manager 2007 uses programs to identify the actions that must occur on the device when a package is received. Programs are commands associated with a Configuration Manager package that tell a device what should occur on the device when a package is received. You can associate almost any activity with a program. For example, a program can be used to install new software on devices, distribute data files, run virus-detection software, or update device configuration. Each program defines the device platform and environment within which the package can run, and includes all the appropriate references to script files or command switches. Each package must contain at least one program.
For more information about how to distribute packages, see Software Distribution in Configuration Manager Help.
For more information about how to manage programs, see How to Manage Programs in Configuration Manager Help.