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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Deploying Software in System Center Essentials

You can use the Software space in the System Center Essentials console to deploy programs and applications to any number of your managed computers. You perform this task by creating a software package from a base .exe or .msi file of the application you want to deploy. Once created with optional setup parameters, each software package is deployed to clients in a manner similar to the way updates are deployed.

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In general terms, a software package is essentially an application that you want to install on managed computers. More specifically, the package is the combination of files, settings, and other data that is required to install software automatically or semi-automatically.

To open the Software ...

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