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Publish third-party updates without a direct download URL

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Jul 26, 2018

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Some third-party update packages require you to download the package from a vendor website (such as Adobe) and accept an end user agreement. Use the Package Download Assistant to download third-party updates from a vendor website.

When you are finished, use the Publishing Wizard to copy the installation file and update definitions to the WSUS/SUP server. After the package is published on the SUP server, verify that the SUP is configured to synchronize locally published updates

  1. Log in to the SCCM Console
  2. In the left pane, click Software Library.
  3. Expand 3rd Party Updates > Updates Overview and select All Updates.
  4. In the center pane, select the third-party update you want to publish.
  5. In the ribbon, click Publish.


  6. In the Patch Manager Publishing wizard window, check the box next to the third-party update you want to publish, and click Next.
  7. Download the source file from the vendor website.
  8. Return to the Package Download Assistant window, and then click Import Source.
  9. Browse to the folder that contains the file you want to import and click Open.

    The file you select must match the update you selected in step 4. The Package Download Assistant provides the correct filename by default. No need to select the file after you browse to the appropriate folder.

  10. Click OK.
  11. Back in the Patch Manager Publishing Wizard window, select the package you want to publish, and click Next.
  12. Click Finish.
    The package is now published in your SUP server.
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