How to View Software Packages in Essentials

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

Using the System Center Essentials 2010 console, you can view and modify a software package.

Essentials 2010 includes the predefined software package called Microsoft System Center Essentials Monitoring Agent. Essentials 2010 uses this software package to install the agent on computers during deployment, and you should not delete or modify this package.


If you delete or modify the Microsoft System Center Essentials Monitoring Agent software package, computer deployment will fail, and you will not be able to manage computers in your organization.

To view the list of software packages

  1. In the Essentials console, click Software.

  2. In the Software pane, expand Software Packages, and then click All Software Packages.

  3. In the All Software Packages pane, view the list of software packages.

To view properties of a software package

  1. In the list of software packages, right-click a package, and click Properties.

  2. The <package name> Properties dialog box displays the package properties.

See Also


How to Create and Deploy a Software Package in Essentials
How to Uninstall Deployed Software in Essentials


Software Pane in Essentials
About Software Deployment in Essentials