How to Create an Advertisement

The following example shows how to create an advertisement by using the SMS_Advertisement class and class properties in Configuration Manager.


To create an advertisement that targets a collection, you must have "Deploy Packages" permissions for the collection and "Read" permissions for the package.

To create an advertisement

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.

  2. Create the new advertisement object using the SMS_Advertisement class.

  3. Populate the new advertisement properties.

  4. Save the new advertisement and properties.


The following example method creates an advertisement for software distribution.

For information about calling the sample code, see Calling Configuration Manager Code Snippets.

Sub SWDCreateAdvertisement(connection, existingCollectionID, existingPackageID, existingProgramName, newAdvertisementName, newAdvertisementComment, newAdvertisementFlags, newAdvertisementStartOfferDateTime, newAdvertisementStartOfferEnabled)  
    Dim newAdvertisement  
    ' Create the new advertisement object.  
    Set newAdvertisement = connection.Get("SMS_Advertisement").SpawnInstance_  

    ' Populate the advertisement properties.  
    newAdvertisement.CollectionID = existingCollectionID  
    newAdvertisement.PackageID = existingPackageID  
    newAdvertisement.ProgramName = existingProgramName  
    newAdvertisement.AdvertisementName = newAdvertisementName  
    newAdvertisement.Comment = newAdvertisementComment  
    newAdvertisement.AdvertFlags = newAdvertisementFlags  
    newAdvertisement.PresentTime = newAdvertisementStartOfferDateTime  
    newAdvertisement.PresentTimeEnabled = newAdvertisementStartOfferEnabled  

    ' Save the new advertisement and properties.  

    ' Output new advertisement name.  
    Wscript.Echo "Created advertisement: " & newAdvertisement.AdvertisementName  

End Sub  
public void CreateSWDAdvertisement(WqlConnectionManager connection, string existingCollectionID, string existingPackageID, string existingProgramName, string newAdvertisementName, string newAdvertisementComment, int newAdvertisementFlags, string newAdvertisementStartOfferDateTime, bool newAdvertisementStartOfferEnabled)  
        // Create new advertisement instance.  
        IResultObject newAdvertisement = connection.CreateInstance("SMS_Advertisement");  

        // Populate new advertisement values.  
        newAdvertisement["CollectionID"].StringValue = existingCollectionID;  
        newAdvertisement["PackageID"].StringValue = existingPackageID;  
        newAdvertisement["ProgramName"].StringValue = existingProgramName;  
        newAdvertisement["AdvertisementName"].StringValue = newAdvertisementName;  
        newAdvertisement["Comment"].StringValue = newAdvertisementComment;  
        newAdvertisement["AdvertFlags"].IntegerValue = newAdvertisementFlags;  
        newAdvertisement["PresentTime"].StringValue = newAdvertisementStartOfferDateTime;  
        newAdvertisement["PresentTimeEnabled"].BooleanValue = newAdvertisementStartOfferEnabled;  

        // Save the new advertisement and properties.  

        // Output new assignment name.  
        Console.WriteLine("Created advertisement: " + newAdvertisement["AdvertisementName"].StringValue);  

    catch (SmsException ex)  
        Console.WriteLine("Failed to assign advertisement. Error: " + ex.Message);  

The example method has the following parameters:

Parameter Type Description

- Managed: WqlConnectionManager
- VBScript: SWbemServices
A valid connection to the SMS Provider.
existingCollectionID - Managed: String
- VBScript: String
The ID of an existing collection with which to associate the advertisement.
existingPackageID - Managed: String
- VBScript: String
The ID of an existing package with which to associate the advertisement.
existingProgramName - Managed: String
- VBScript: String
The name for the program associated with the advertisement.
newAdvertisementName - Managed: String
- VBScript: String
The name for the new advertisement.
newAdvertisementComment - Managed: String
- VBScript: String
A comment for the new advertisement.
newAdvertisementFlags - Managed: Integer
- VBScript: Integer
Flags specifying options for the new advertisement.
newAdvertisementStartOfferDateTime - Managed: String
- VBScript: String
The time when the new advertisement is first offered.
newAdvertisementStartOfferEnabled - Managed: Boolean
- VBScript: Boolean
true if the advertisement is offered.

Compiling the Code

The C# example requires:









Robust Programming

For more information about error handling, see About Configuration Manager Errors.

See also