Caching Microsoft Update content in System Center Essentials

A question came up in the Technet forums around content caching, and what variables exist to adjust it.   The footprint of cached content on the wSUS/SCE server take into consideration four variants: Products (XP/2K3 as examples) Classifications (Seciruty / Critical / Service packs) Languages (EN, DE, JA, etc..) Choosing to utilize Express files ( I will…


Determining which packages are "Needed" across your managed environment

Over the past six months, many within the System Center Essentials community provided feedback on the inability of SCE to show which updates and software are needed by managed systems.  Workarounds exist today for Microsoft Update content, but when it comes to locally-published content, or driver content obtained from a partner catalog the question remains…