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How to clear the metadata status from third-party packages

Created by Leif Amland, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Oct 06, 2017

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Updated: August 8, 2017

Overview

When a new software package is available, the outdated package become metadata only.

Environment

All Patch Manager versions

Cause 

When a new software package is release, the previous software package version are tagged as metadata.

Resolution

Clear the metadata status from the targeted software package and re-deploy the full software package version.

  1. Log in to Patch Manager as an administrator.
  2. In the Navigation pane, expand Administration and Reporting > Software Publishing and select the targeted software package.
  3. Right-click the package and select Edit. 
  4. Delete (metadata only) from the Package Title field, and click Next. 
  5. Click Next in the Prerequisite Rules window.
  6. Click Advanced in the Select Package window. 
  7. Deselect the Metadata Only checkbox, and then click OK.
  8. In the Select Package screen, click Next and complete the Package Wizard.
  9. Publish the modified package to the WSUS server.
    For more information, see Publish Custom Software Packages.
 

 

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