How to Disable a Program

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

You can disable a program to prevent Configuration Manager 2007 from running it on client computers where it is currently advertised. When a program is disabled, the program is still sent to distribution points and is still advertised on client computers, but it will not be displayed or run on the client. This behavior is the same that occurs when an advertisement with which the program has been associated has been disabled.

You can enable an advertisement that has been disabled to resume availability of the program to client computers.


When you disable a program, all advertisements of that program are also affected.

To disable a program

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Packages.

  2. Expand the package to which the program belongs, and then click Programs.

  3. Right-click the program name, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Advanced tab, select the Disable this program on computers where it is advertised check box.

  5. Click OK.


    You can also disable a program by disabling an advertisement associated with it. For more information about how to do this, see How to Disable an Advertisement.

See Also


How to Disable an Advertisement
How to Enable an Advertisement


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