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Deploying Third-party Updates

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Complete this procedure to deploy third-party updates.

To deploy updates:

  1. In the left pane of the ConfigMgr console, click the Software Library heading.
  2. Expand Software Updates > All Software Updates.
  3. Click Synchronize Software Updates. This operation usually takes a couple of minutes depending on the number of updates. You can track progress using the Wsyncmgr.log file in CMTrace.
  4. On the right side of the search bar click Add Criteria, then select Vendor. Confirm your choice by clicking the Add button.
  5. In the search criteria, click the link following the search condition - AND Vendor. The list of available vendors is automatically populated.
  6. Choose the vendor of the third-party update you have previously published and click the Search button.
    Note: You can save the search criteria by clicking save Current Search under the Search tab in the ribbon.
  7. Select previously published updates and click the Deploy button under the Home tab in the ribbon.
  8. On the first screen of Deploy Software Updates Wizard, complete the following fields:


  • Deployment Name
  • Software Update Group
  • Collection
  1. Click Next.
  1. Keep the default Deployment Settings unless you are sure of the settings you want to change. Click Next.
  2. In the Scheduling window of the wizard, set the Time based on to UTC and choose an Installation Deadline. Click Next.
  3. In the User Experience window, define the user experience for your deployment and click Next. For example, the scenario in the screenshot below forces the installation if deadline is met and suppresses the restart on Servers.
  4. In the Alerts window, set alert thresholds so you can monitor if compliance is below a defined percentage of machines when the deadline is met. If you do not need alert thresholds, keep the default settings and click Next.
  5. In the Download Settings window under Deployment Option, choose Download software updates from distribution point and install and click Next .
  6. On Deployment Package setting, choose Create a new deployment package and set Package source to your shared source folder on the SCCM server. Be sure the target folder exists otherwise the download will fail. Click Next .
  7. Select Distribution Point and click Next
  8. In the Download Location window, choose Download software updates from a location on my network. Point to your WSUS Content folder on WSUS/SUP. Click Next.
  9. In the Language Selection window, select the English language and click Next.
  10. In the Summary window, review the settings and save the deployment as a template for later re-use. Click Next.
  11. If the updates successfully download to the SCCM source folder and deploy to the distribution point, you will receive the message, The Deploy Software Update Wizard completed successfully. Click Close.
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