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Importing and Exporting Catalogs

Updated July 8th, 2016

 

Import and export package catalogs to move catalogs amongst Patch Manager servers. This section addresses the following procedures:

Importing Catalogs

Use the Import Catalog Wizard to import selected packages or an entire catalog from a portable catalog (.cab) file created by another Patch Manager server, System Center Updates Publisher, or any other product that complies with the Microsoft package and catalog specifications.

To import packages from a portable catalog file:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Administration and Reporting, and then select Software Publishing.
  2. In the Actions pane (right), click Import Catalog.
  3. On the Select Catalog File screen, browse to or enter the complete path for the catalog (.cab) file you want to import.
  4. Click Next.
  5. On the Import Details screen, select the package(s) you want to import.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Review the import results, and then click Finish.

Exporting Catalogs

Use the Export Catalog Wizard to export one or more packages into a portable catalog (.cab) file that can be imported into another Patch Manager server, System Center Updates Publisher, or any other product that complies with the Microsoft package and catalog specifications.

Use the Export Catalog Wizard to do either of the following:

  • Export the entire library of packages into a catalog file.
  • Export one or more selected packages into a catalog file.

The following define the export options in this wizard.

Include downloaded package content when exporting

Select this check box if you want to export all installers and other files you have downloaded for the packages you are exporting. If you select this option, use the Additional Files dialog to select files on a per-file basis.

Export the selected software packages to a cabinet file that can be imported by other publishers

Select this option if you selected one or more packages to export prior to launching the wizard.

Export all software packages to a cabinet file that can be imported by other publishers

Select this option if you want to export all packages in your library.

Export File Name

Enter or browse to the file you want to use for the export. This field requires a fully qualified file path.

To export packages to a portable catalog file:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Administration and Reporting > Software Publishing.
  2. Select any container in the Software Publishing node.
  3. Select one or more packages in the center pane. The wizard lets you export specific packages based on your selection, or all packages regardless of your selection. Use Ctrl+click to select multiple packages.
  4. In the Actions pane (MMC) or ribbon (ConfigMgr), click Export Catalog.
  5. Complete the Export Options screen as described previously.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Review the export results, and then click Finish.
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