How to Install the Windows Update Agent on Client Computers

Author: Harini Muralidharan, Program Manager, Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. This article describes the steps to update to the…(read more)

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System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Support Statement Update

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 and Windows Server 2012 R2 System Center Updates Publisher 2011 (SCUP) is supported for use on computers with Windows Server 2012 R2 with the following known limitations: 1. Windows Server 2012 R2 includes Windows…(read more)

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Support Announcements for May 2013

System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) 2011 supports Windows Server 2012 System Center Update Publisher 2011 now supports Windows Server 2012. The following are known issues: Compatibility issue – WSUS 4.0 with WSUS 3.0 (with or without…(read more)


Software Update Points in Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

In the Service Pack 1 release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, we’ve made some significant changes to software update points, and I want to talk about those here. So what’s changed with software update points in Service Pack 1…(read more)


Hotfix Available for Invalid Software Updates

If you are a Configuration Manager 2007 customer, we recognize you might have concerns about the impact of recent changes to Microsoft Update. These changes were introduced by either the application of the WSUS update KB 2734608 , or by back-end Microsoft…(read more) J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division Get the…


Will security advisory KB2719615 be added to the offline Microsoft Update Catalog?

UPDATED 7/16/2012: We’ve had a few questions regarding critical updates and WSUSSCN2.CAB so I thought I’d publish a quick explainer in case you were wondering the same. Question: Is security advisory KB2719615 going to be added for Microsoft Update Catalog in the near future? Answer: KB2719615 is a critical update, so like all other MSRC…

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ConfigMgr 2007 Software Updates will not synchronize with "Warning: found invalid inbox key: software" in Wsyncmgr.log

Hi everyone, Tyler Franke here. Recently I worked with a customer who was seeing an issue where Software Updates would no longer synchronize from WSUS, plus the ones that previously did sync and were deployed were not available to clients.  We did some troubleshooting and when looking in the Wsyncmgr.log file we found the following…


How To Expire Software Updates in System Center Updates Publisher And Synchronize the Expired Updates In Configuration Manager 2007

Looks like our very own Fei Xia on the ConfigMgr 2007 Sustained Engineering team wrote up a great blog post on how to expire Software Updates in System Center Updates Publisher and synchronize the expired updates in Configuration Manager 2007.  If you’ve ever struggled with this or wanted to know more about how it works…


Announcing the release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0

This release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 completely replaces the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool version 2.1. VMST 3.0 helps customers reduce IT costs by making it easier to update their offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into their IT…