Distributing the Package to Target Endpoints

  1. On the Tree tab, click Advertisements.
  2. On the Action menu, click All Tasks > Distribute Software.

    The Welcome screen of the Distribute Software Wizard appears.

  3. Click Next.

    The Package screen appears.

  4. Click Distribute an existing package, and then click the name of the Setup package you created.
  5. Click Next.

    The Distribution Points screen appears.

  6. Select a distribution point to which you want to copy the package, and then click Next.

    The Advertise a Program screen appears.

  7. Click Yes to advertise the Security Agent Setup package, and then click Next.

    The Advertisement Target screen appears.

  8. Click Browse to select the target endpoints.

    The Browse Collection screen appears.

  9. Click All Windows NT Systems.
  10. Click OK.

    The Advertisement Target screen appears again.

  11. Click Next.

    The Advertisement Name screen appears.

  12. In the text boxes, type a name and your comments for the advertisement, and then click Next.

    The Advertise to Subcollections screen appears.

  13. Choose whether to advertise the package to subcollections. Choose to advertise the program only to members of the specified collection or to members of subcollections.
  14. Click Next.

    The Advertisement Schedule screen appears.

  15. Specify when to advertise the Security Agent Setup package by typing or selecting the date and time.

    If you want Microsoft SMS to stop advertising the package on a specific date, click Yes. This advertisement should expire, and then specify the date and time in the Expiration date and time list boxes.

  16. Click Next.

    The Assign Program screen appears.

  17. Click Yes, assign the program, and then click Next.

    Microsoft SMS creates the advertisement and displays it on the SMS Administrator console.

  18. When Microsoft SMS distributes the advertised program (that is, the Security Agent program) to target endpoints, a screen displays on each target endpoint. Instruct users to click Yes and follow the instructions provided by the wizard to install the Security Agent to their endpoints.