Creating Package Sources From Pre-Installed Software

You can use software that is pre-installed on your computer to create a package source based on package manifests. This method allows you to create package sources without monitoring the installation process.

Note: If there is a setting you would like added to the package manifest options in Composer, email your recommendations to
  1. Open Composer and authenticate locally.
  2. In the toolbar, click New .
  3. Under the Package Manifests heading in the sidebar, select Pre-Installed Software.

    Composer scans the file system and displays icons for the software it can package.

    Note: To view package manifests for software that is not installed on the computer, click the disclosure triangle next to Pre-Installed Software and select Not Installed.
  4. Select the items you want to create a package source from and click Next.