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Configuring Software Update Point within SCCM

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This guide assumes you have SCCM 2007 sp1 setup as described here. In addition, this guide was based upon a document entitled Patch Management directions for SCCM by Christopher Stauffer which you can find

 

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1. Install WSUS

 

Install WSUS but do not configure it. Once done, make sure the Software Update Point Role is installed on the SCCM Server.

 

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2. Create some Search Folders

 

In the Software Updates section, right click on Search Folders and choose New Folder,

 

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give the new folder a name like Enterprise Searches (we willl store our yearly searches here)

 

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Right click on our new folder and choose New Search Folder,

 

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select the following options from step 1 (in the screenshot),

 

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in step 2, Set the BulleinID to MS plus the last two digits of the year eg: MS08

Set Expired to No

Set Superseded to No

 

Make sure that Search All folders under this feature is selected and give the search a name, eg: 2008 patches

 

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Now that you know how to make a Search Folder, let's make one for Monthly searches, so right click on Enterprise Patches and choose New Search Folder

 

Fill it in as follows

 

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and now make one for Windows Server 2008, we do this by adding Product as a search criteria and typing in the search phrase to look for, naturally you can customise it to suit your needs.

 

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