Application Templates

The Application Template in SoftwareCentral is used to ease the creation of applications in SCCM. They are utilized in a number of interfaces, including the quick wizard and the package conversion page.


Creating a template is quick and easy and it will be demonstrated how and what can be configured in this guide.









1.   Overview

In this view you will see all existing application templates. The view also allows the opening of editing and creation of application templates, as well as allowing for deletion of templates.



Clicking the Add new template button will open a new window in which you can begin setting up a new template for applications.


Quick-find allows you to quickly find a specific application template. The search occurs in real-time.



Clicking on the edit button at the end of a row will open a window containing information on the template. Clicking on the delete button will remove the template.


2. New Application Template

There are several settings to set on a template. Most of them do not require setting.

You must set the Application Template name in the top most part of the window.

Following the name there is a multitude of settings to define.

Each of them are added to the applications deployed with the template, if they are applicable.


The first panel is for settings applicable to the deployment types being created with the template.


A recent addition to these settings is the drop-down for applying Operating System-requirements, and in essence, architecture requirements.

Checking either the selection of all 32 bit or 64 bit Operating Systems will append an automatic x86, or x64, respectively, to the name of the application as the name is generated in various interfaces. Opening up the drop-down will present an option to Select All, which will select all Operating Systems available now and all future ones. Equal to no requirements.


The second panel contains settings for distribution. More specifically it allows setting up distribution points, distribution point groups, SCCM application folder, and download rules of the content.



The last panel shows settings related to the deployment.

They allow specification of whether or not the application is required.

What time zone it is based on.

Auto install (Enable this, to allow the application to be installed by a Software Group (Task Sequence)).

If user notifications are to be displayed in the Software Center, showing all, some or not shown at all and hidden in System Center.

Do not create user collections, will disable the automatic creation of user collections in the SCCM. The application will not be available for user deployment.



You can enable the applications for AD-Deployment. This will automatically create an AD-Group for each collection created, and "assign" the AD-Group to the collection via a query rule.

Computers and users will then be added to the AD-Group instead of being added to the collection via direct membership rules.

Note that you must provide a domain name, which is used in the query rules.

The OU is where the AD-Groups will be added in the Active Directory.


When you have finished adjusting the settings to fit your needs, then click the save button to save your work. The newly created application template will now appear in the list of templates. Or click cancel to return to the list view without committing the inputted data.

3. Edit Application Template

Clicking an Edit button in the list view will open up a new window in which you will see all previously entered data concerning the selected template.

The settings that are available to change are equal to those on pages 2 and 3 in the New Application Template section.




4. Delete Application Template

Click on a Delete button to delete the selected template.




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