Software Deployment Question

Package Definition Format documentation missing options?

06/11/2012 4534 views

We use Task Sequences to push groups of software packages and scripts a great deal. I have been using Package definition format create definition files to import packages into SCCM 2007 R2 and I can't find any documentation where I can add a specific option to the files without having to Check the box every time I create a package. 

The Selection is under program properties>Advanced>Allow this program to be installed from the Install Software task sequence without being advertised. 

I have looked over all the documentation I can find for Package Definition format and I can't find the option that allows for this.

I have read this document and everything else I can find and I can't find anything that refers to this selection. 

About Package Definition File Format. 


Is there either documentation or an undocumented feature that has the selection for this item without having to add this manually each time?

Thanks for your help.

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Since the Package Definition Format has been around for a lot longer than task sequences have been, it is not unimaginable that there are no specific options available.


What you can do is approach the programs through the SMS_Program WMI to set the ProgramFlags. See this link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/configmgrsdk/thread/ca4a4bd1-0995-4a8a-8a6b-2f475f6cac4b

The WMI class is extensively covered in the SCCM SDK documentation

Answered 06/12/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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  • Thanks for the Info I'll Check it out.
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