New Product Family and Product Category for System Center

We will add a new product family to your WSUS server today – System Center. The System Center product family will contain updates for versions 2012 and higher of System Center products, which include System Center 2012, a product that combines components such as:

  • Operations Manager
  • Configuration Manager
  • Data Protection Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Orchestrator
  • App Controller

The System Center product family will allow a variety of update types, e.g. service packs, optional updates, critical updates, and security updates. System Center updates will also be available in the Microsoft Update Catalog at

You will see new product categories appear under the System Center product family as new updates are available for each product or product component. The first product category to be added will be System Center Advisor. For additional information about System Center Advisor, see

We encourage you to synchronize the System Center product family if you are planning to deploy System Center 2012, either through upgrades or new licenses, or if you already have System Center 2012 products in your managed environment. For additional information about System Center 2012, see


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  3. Aaron Miller says:

    Hey all.

    Have there been any reports of certain System Center products (namely ConfigMgr) not being synchronized into the Products and Classifications list?

    My organization has installed SCCM 2012 on several Server 2012 machines, and it cannot be patched via WSUS 3.2.7600.226 because there is no entry for it in our Products list.

    1. Not only has this not already been reported, it also would have nothing to do with your WSUS version. WSUS 3.0 and 4.0 both connect to Microsoft Update and pull the latest list of products–there is no WSUS-specific filtering going on here. Can you reproduce the issue with a fresh (test) WSUS on WS12?

      Are you using Config Manager to patch itself, or are you using WSUS to patch Config Manager? If the latter, then [out of curiosity] why are you doing that?

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