Adding Cumulative Updates to display in Windows Server Update Services Console

Hello, a common question we get when we release a cumulative update is “can we have the cumulative update show up in my Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) catalog?”  While this isn’t something we typically do with a cumulative updates.  You got me thinking. I’m sure we have this information but where is this information located?

In my research of Sasquatch (we are in the Northwest) and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) I found some great resources on how to publish MSP’s to internal WSUS deployments using Software Distribution in Configuration Manager and System Center Updates Publisher.  Both of these pages provide great starting points on how to advertise the packages you wish to deploy within your environment.

Oh wait there’s more, Jason Lewis on the SCCM team has some great blogs and videos on how to set this all up.  I recommend starting with one of Jason’s first blog “How to setup SCUP and ConfigMgr 2007 to deploy custom updatesit provides a solid foundation on how to deploying custom updates with SCCM and WSUS.


Demo Videos:

Creating an update

Publishing an update

Deploying an update

Automating the creating and publishing the update?

This is a great starting point for authoring, publishing Office or other cumulative updates to your internal WSUS servers.



The Office Sustained Engineering Team

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