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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager by Vangel Krstevski

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Chapter 3. The Software Library

The biggest challenge in client and server administration is the management of the software components that are installed on them. This includes:

  • Deploying software on servers and clients
  • Updating the existing software
  • Making an inventory of the installed software
  • Uninstalling the software

In this chapter, we will take a look at how System Center Configuration Manager deals with software packages, and we will also see an example on how to deploy software on workstations.

Introducing packages

A package in Configuration Manager contains information about the software that will be installed. The information included in the software package is: name, version, manufacturer, language, and source files. Software packages can ...

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