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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager by Vangel Krstevski

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Creating a package

In this example, we will use 7-Zip, which can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/.

As an example of how to create a package with the packaging wizard, we will use the Windows installer distributable of 7-Zip to go through the process of creating a package from that definition file. Download the latest version of 7-Zip. To create the package in Configuration Manager, proceed with the following steps:

  1. Download the 7-Zip installation file and put it at a location that can be accessed by the Configuration Manager server.
  2. Open the Configuration Manager console and navigate to Software Library | Overview | Application Management | Packages. Then, navigate to Create | Create package from Definition from the ribbon ...

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