Software Updates Management Whitepaper Published for Transition from SMS 2003 to System Center Configuration Manager 2007

I am pleased to announce that we have just published a whitepaper that provides guidance for customers transitioning from SMS 2003 Patch Management to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Updates Management. You can download the paper from here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/8/6/d861e149-76f7-4348-89aa-7f3d9777f5ae/Configuration Manager Software Updates Management Guidance – Migration from ITMU.doc Here is a description: While the…

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Install Updates Prior to Deadline

In SCCM 2007, we added a neat feature similar to one provided by Automatic Updates that gives managed clients the ability to install updates prior to deadline.  End users can configure this by clicking the "Schedule Installation" as shown below or by going to directly to the Configuration Manager control panel applet under the "Updates"…

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Update Lists

One of the most useful new objects in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is the Update List.   An update list is, well, a list of software updates – that is, it is a fixed list of updates that can be created through a wizard (which also allows downloading of updates).  Security rights can be assigned to update lists to…

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Things to Know About the Software Update Point (explaining WSUS Integration)

I thought I could put some thoughts down about the Software Update Point (SUP), which is a new site role within SCCM 2007.  The job of the SUP is provide software update metadata to clients that are using the Windows Update Agent (WUA) to scan for missing updates.  The underlying component of the SUP is an installed…

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