Deploy Multiple Instances of Configuration Packages

You can install multiple instances of CCM Configuration packages. Configuration packages contain instructions to configure existing applications on computers.

Before you begin deploying packages, you should adjust the All CCM Activities and Package Deployment settings in the CCM Command Center Properties - CCM Activities Tab dialog box. These settings, where possible, control the automatic execution of package deployment.

Tip: As you deploy packages, CCM reports the deployment process as a CCM Activities item. Before deploying packages you may want to right-click the CCM Activities item in the Scope pane and select Make New Window from Here. You can then tile the main window with the CCM Activity window so that you can monitor the progress of the package deployment.

As you deploy multiple instances of a Configuration package, the parameter value settings you make will differ from one instance of the package to the next.

To deploy multiple instances of a Configuration package:

  1. Expand the Packages item in the Scope pane.

TIP: You can right-click the Packages item in the Scope pane and click New Window from Here on the shortcut menu. This opens an additional window that contains only the Packages and its subitems. You'll be able to drag packages from this secondary window to a computer group in the main window.

  1. Click the <All Packages> item to display all CCM packages in the Result pane.

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Click a package type item to display only packages of the selected type.

  1. Expand the Computers item in the Scope pane.

  2. Expand the <All Computers> item to display all CCM computers on the server.

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Expand a computer group item to display only computers in a particular group.

TIP: You can expand a computer item in the Scope pane to see the list of packages already installed on it.

  1. In the Result pane of either the main window or the secondary Packages window, select the package or packages you want to deploy.

  2. Drag the packages to a single computer or computer group item.

  3. In the Assign Packages dialog box, click OK or OK Coop.




Start an CCM Activities subitem titled Managing Package Jobs and installs or updates the packages on the specified computer or computer group.

NOTE: If you are installing a new package on an existing Cooperative Mode computer you can click OK. CCM installs the package on the Cooperative Mode computer.

OK Coop

Enter this information into the computer configuration file without actually installing the packages, and starts an CCM Activities subitem titled Managing Package Jobs.

OK Coop is enabled only if you have selected a Cooperative Mode computer.

  1. If CCM detects that a dependent package is required, the Add Required Packages dialog box opens. Select the package to be deployed and click Install.

  2. If CCM detects that the package you want to install excludes packages already installed or queued for installation, a Confirmation dialog box opens listing the name of the conflicting package that must be deleted before this new package can be installed. Click OK to delete the conflicting package.

  3. In the Update Package dialog box which lists the name of the first instance of this previously installed Configuration package, click Install.

  1. In the Manage Packages: Choose Drive and Date dialog box, select the drive and date when you want to have the Configuration package installed and click OK.

  2. In the Set Parameters dialog box double-click the Value field for each parameter to set the desired values. Some of the parameter settings you make for this instance of the Configuration package will be different from the settings in the previous instance.

  3. Click OK.

After you install multiple instances of a Configuration package, they display in the Scope pane with the numbers 1, 2, etc. following the package name.