Access Account Properties: General Tab

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

Use the General tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 Software DistributionAccess Account Properties dialog box to set or update permissions for users and user groups to access package data on distribution points. Only permissions for previously existing access accounts can be set in this dialog box; to add a new access account, you must use the New Access Account Wizard.

For more information about access accounts and when to use them, see About Package Access Accounts.


If you modify the permissions of an existing account, you must refresh all distribution points associated with your package. When distribution points are refreshed, the package source is recopied from each site server to its distribution points. To minimize the resulting impact on network resources, if you have several changes to make, make them all before refreshing the distribution points.

The following permissions can be specified for users and user groups:

  • Read: Enables the account to view and copy files, run programs, change folders with the shared folder, and read extended attributes of files.

    To run a program file (a file with a .com, .exe, or .bat extension), a user must have Read permission.

  • Change: Enables the account to change the contents and extended attributes of files. Change permission is required for applications that need to write information back to the shared package folder on the distribution point.

  • Full Control: Enables the account to read and write the contents and extended attributes of files.

  • No Access: Prevents the account from reading, writing, or deleting files on the package share.


    When using package access accounts, it is important to ensure that all clients that will receive the package have access to the distribution point through the defined access accounts. Advertised programs will fail to run if users do not have the appropriate rights to access the package.

The General tab contains the following elements:

  • Account
    The name of the access account to which you want to grant access to the package share on distribution points.
  • Set
    Allows the administrator to specify the account name. This option can be set using the New Access Account Wizard, but it is unavailable from the dialog box.
  • Account type
    Displays the type of access account, either a Generic access account or a Windows User account.
  • Permissions
    Allows the administrator to grant the level of access desired to the specified account.
  • OK
    Saves any changes and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
  • Apply
    Saves any changes and remains in the dialog box.
  • Help
    Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also


How to Modify a Package Access Account


About Package Access Accounts
About Packages

Other Resources

Packages Property Pages

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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