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System Center Updates Publisher 2011

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  • Version: 2011
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

System Center Updates Publisher enables independent software vendors, OEMs and IT administrators to import, manage and develop software update definitions which can be deployed with System Center Configuration Manager.

  • System Center Updates Publisher is an application that enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers and IT administrators to import software update catalogs, create and modify software update definitions, export update definitions to catalogs, and publish software updates information to a configured update server. By using Updates Publisher to define software updates and publish them to the update server, administrators can begin detecting and deploying published updates with System Center Configuration Manager to client and server computers in their organization.

    Feature Summary
    • Updates Publisher enables IT Administrators the ability to do the following:
      • Import software update catalogs created by non-Microsoft organizations or from within administrators organization
      • Create custom software update definitions for EXE, MSI and MSP based updates
      • Export software update catalogs that can be imported by other Update Publisher consoles
      • Manage (duplicate, delete, expire, publish) software update definitions
    • New in System Center Updates Publisher 2011
      • Improved user interface that allows better control of managing software updates
      • New “Automatic” publication type that enables Updates Publisher to decide whether to publish software updates as metadata only or full content based on Configuration Manager data
      • New Software Update Cleanup wizard which enables expiring of unreferenced software updates
      • Ability to create Software Update Bundles
      • Ability to define prerequisite updates and superseded updates as part of an software update definition


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FileSHA1 HashSize
SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi8743f382bcf4d8626e33094149686768d784982a3.73 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    • Windows Server Update Services 3.0 (WSUS) Service Pack 2 full or Administrator Console installed
      • Must install WSUS 3.0 SP2 hotfix located here
    • One of the following must be installed
      • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2
      • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2
      • System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1
      • System Center Configuration Manager current branch version 1511 or higher
      • System Center Configuration Manager long-term servicing branch version 1606
      • System Center Essentials 2007 or 2010
    • Screen resolution must be at least 1024x768

Installation Instructions

  • Download and Install Application
    1. Click on the SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi to download
    2. Run SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi to install application

    3. Note that SCUP requires administrator rights to install and will not prompt to elevate privileges. The best way is to launch a command (cmd) prompt with “Run as Administrator” option then run the SystemCenterUpdatesPublisher.msi

    Software Update Migration Instructions: Updates Publisher 2011 does not support upgrading from previous version of Updates Publisher. Users can migrate software updates by following the steps below:
    1. Launch Updates Publisher 4.5 or below
    2. Flag all desired software updates
    3. Launch the Export Wizard and specify to export all flagged updates, complete the Export Wizard
    4. Launch Updates Publisher 2011
    5. Launch Import Software Updates Wizard
    6. Specify the catalog file ( that was created in step 3
    7. Import the software update catalog

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