Modifying Package Library Packages

Purpose:

You've downloaded an Auto Download Package from the Package Library, but it needs some modifications prior to deployment. 

Resolution:

This article covers the Auto Download Package properties that can be modified, as well as how to convert an Auto Download Package into a Standard Package to allow for complete modification of the package. 

Contents:

Pre-Steps

Post-Steps

User-Configurable Properties for Auto Download Packages

Converting Auto Download Packages to Standard Packages

Pre-Steps

Pre-Steps allow you to configure Auto Download Packages to run a custom step before the rest of the package steps. The steps available as Pre-Steps are the same steps available when creating new packages. 

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For more information on Package Steps, see the Package Steps section of our Knowledge Base article Creating Custom Packages

Post-Steps

Post-Steps allow you to configure Auto Download Packages to run a custom step after the rest of the package steps. The steps available as Post-Steps are the same steps available when creating new packages. 

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For more information on Package Steps, see the Package Steps section of our Knowledge Base article Creating Custom Packages

User-Configurable Properties for Auto Download Packages

The Conditions tab, the Options tab, and the Offline Settings tab in the Package Properties of an Auto Download Package can be modified. Each tab has the same configurable options as a new package with the exception of the additional Auto Download settings, found in the Options tab of the Package Properties.  

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Note: The pre-built steps in an Auto Download Package cannot be modified, unless the package is first converted to a Standard Package

Note: The Description tab in the Package Properties contains important details about the package, and cannot be modified.

For more information on Package Properties, see the Package Properties section of our Knowledge Base article Creating Custom Packages

Converting Auto Download Packages to Standard Packages

If you have an Auto Download Package that you no longer require any updates, but you need to keep the package, you can convert it to a Standard Package by selecting Convert to Standard Package in the Package Properties Options Tab.

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See Also: 

Article - Creating Custom Packages

Article - Creating Custom Packages > Package Properties

Article - Creating Custom Packages > Package Steps

Article - Downloading Packages

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