How to use Preload Package Tool for Configuration Manager 2007 to load package on SCCM Site

The Preload Package Tool (PreloadPkgOnSite.exe) is used to manually install compressed copies of software distribution package source files on Configuration Manager 2007 sites. After package source files are installed, a status message is sent up the site hierarchy indicating the presence of the new package source files. This avoids sites higher in the hierarchy from copying package source files over the network when distribution points at child site are selected to host software distribution package content that has already been preloaded on them.

  • Copy .PCK files from a backup location to the distribution point share (Ex c:\smspkg) on the site manually. After manually copying the files, ensure that the read-only NTFS file attribute for the .PCK file is set.
  • Copy PreloadPkgOnSite.exe file to the distribution point share directory (c:\smspkg) on the child site that you wish to preload compressed software distribution package source (.PCK) files.
  • From a command prompt, run the tool using the following syntax:
    PreloadPkgOnSite.exe [PkgID]
    This command need to be run for each PCK files that need to be loaded on the secondary site.
Running this command will update necessary software distribution package source location information for the site and forward this information up the hierarchy.
  • Open the System Center Configuration Manager
  • Drill down and choose the central site from where the packages need to be distributed
  • Choose:
         Systems Center Configuration Manager
                 ->Site Database (site code - site name)
                           ->Computer Management
                                     -> Software Distribution
                                             -> Packages
  • Select the package that needs to be distributed to the site.

         Right click on the package.

         Select Manage Distribution Points
  • In the Welcome screen

           Click Next

  • In the Select Destination Distribution Point
Select Copy the package to new distribution points
  • Click Next
  • In the Package page
         Select the SCCM Site where you need to distribute the package.
         Click Next
         In the Completion Page
         Click Next
  • In the Confirmation Page
            Click Close
  • Repeat these Step for each package that need to be distributed to the SCCM Site.
  • Review the distmgr.log on SCCM sites to ensure that all the package are successfully distributed to the SCCM site.


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