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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed by Greg Ramsey., Jason Sandys, Marcus Oh, Byron Holt, Kerrie Meyler

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Creating a Package from the Package Definition Wizard

7-Zip (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/) is a handy freeware archiving utility that you can use with .zip, .iso, .7z, and many other archive types. This chapter uses the Windows installer distributable of 7-Zip to walk through the process of creating a package from a definition. Download the latest version (in .msi format) for both x86 and x64 (for example, 7z922.msi and 7z922-x64.msi).

Creating the ConfigMgr package for 7-Zip is straightforward and only requires several steps:

1. Download and save the installation file(s) to a share that is accessible by the site server. (ConfigMgr requires you specify a UNC path in the package.) For this example, the source path is \\armada\ConfigMgr\Packages\Software\7-Zip. ...

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