New online guide for configuring and troubleshooting Software Update synchronization in Configuration Manager

If you’re someone who ever does any work with software updates, either via WSUS or a Configuration Manager Software Update Point (SUP), we have a new guide that I think you’re really going to like.

What does this guide do?

The guide explains the System Center Configuration Manager software update synchronization process from start to finish. Each step in the process is explained, including the various settings that control how update retrieval and synchronization are performed, common problems seen with each step in the process, as well as general troubleshooting tips. The information in this guide applies to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and all versions of Configuration Manager in the current branch (e.g. Configuration Manager 1511).

Who is it for?

The guide is for IT professionals who need to understand, implement or troubleshoot Software Update synchronization in System Center Configuration Manager or WSUS when deployed in an enterprise environment.

How does it work?

This guide walks through each step of the process, explaining the settings and configurations required for successful synchronization as well as tests to verify that a particular step is functioning. The guide also shows how the synchronization progression can be tracked via the log files and how to troubleshoot common problems that may be encountered.

Where do I find it?

You can access the guide here.

J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group