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Configuring Software Repositories

A software repository is a storage location where you can store software packages. You can access these software packages when required and install them on computers in your network. 

HTTP Repository

An HTTP repository is used to store executable files before you install them in computers in your network. You can use this repository when you want to deploy software packages to computers using the HTTP path. You can also change the location of the HTTP repository if required.

The HTTP repository is created automatically when you install Desktop Central MSP. It is located in the same folder as the Desktop Central MSP server.
For example, <Desktop Central MSP server>\webapps\DesktopCentral\swrepository. You can change the location of the repository if required.

Advantages

Using an HTTP repository enables you to do the following:

  • Install software applications in computers that do not have access to a network-share repository
  • Access computers when the computers are unable to access a network-share repository because the required number of connections have been reached
  • Do not have to set any permissions when using an HTTP repository

Changing the Location of the HTTP Repository

To change the location of the HTTP repository, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Software Deployment tab
  2. In the Settings section, click Software Repository
  3. Click the HTTP Repository tab
  4. Enter the path of the new location
  5. Click Save

You have changed the location of the HTTP repository. If you are unable to change the location of the HTTP repository, see Cannot Change the Location of the HTTP Repository