I want to push out a basic software package using SCCM

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I need to push out SQL Management Studio 2016 to a few workstations using SCCM. I have access to System Center Configuration Manager on my desktop and as a test I was just going to use my desktop as what I think is called a distribution point. I started by going to the Software library and creating a package. I entered a name, manufacturer, etc. and for a Data Source, I just pointed to a folder on my local C drive that contains the .exe. I think that is set up correctly enough to work. Now I want to push to my desktop first as a test. I think the next step is to create a Device Collection, add my workstation to the Device Collection and then go back to my package and deploy to the Device Collection. I am a little concerned because when I to go create a new Device Collection is forces me to select a Limiting Collection. I am concerned I may accidently push to devices that do not need the software. Plus now that I have a Device Collection, how do I add my workstation to it? If I am going about this all wrong and there is a better way to push out and install an .exe file to specific workstations, I am open to all ideas
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how are you going to decide who needs and who does not need the application?  Create a Filter that included those items
http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/configuration-manager-sccm/kea/using-collection-limitations-in-configuration-manager-2012/

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well my immediate plan would be to configure a Device Collection named "Studio 2016" add workstation names to it that need the software and let SCCM do that rest. I know this is fairly simple, but if I understand SCCM at all, there should be a way to do that or something similar. I will work on automation when I get deeper into the product
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You can use Right Click Tool also known as SCCM Console extensions - you will get so many options to manage collection and devices in SCCM Console.

For ex. you will get option to get add computers to collection  when you will right click on collection. You can refer below link to know more.
http://www.nowmicro.com/blog/now-micro-launches-right-click-tools-2-1-for-system-center-configmgr-2012/

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thanks guys
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