Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 uses distribution points to store files needed for packages to run on client computers.These distribution points function as distribution centers for the files that a package uses, allowing users to download and run these files, programs, and scripts when a package is advertised.
If you create the distribution point as a server share, the common package share is the shared folder created as the server share.
You can verify whether or not a package uses the common package share on distribution points by right-clicking Packages in the Configuration Manager console, clicking Properties, and then selecting the Data Access tab.
If you bring a new distribution point online and want to copy several existing packages to that distribution point, use the Copy Package Wizard.
For more information, see How to Copy Multiple Packages to One Distribution Point. If that share does not already exist, Configuration Manager creates it.
The following table shows which types of distribution points can be combined and which are mutually exclusive.