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View third-party packages published to SCCM in the SCCM console

Created by Interspire Import, last modified by Abdul.Aziz on Sep 07, 2017

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Unable to view third-party packages published to SCCM in the SCCM console. To view third-party packages that you have published to SCCM, create a separate search folder or search for each vendor as you publish their packages.

Note: Make sure that there is a Patch Manager console instance installed in SCCM.


  • All Patch Manager versions
  • All SCCM versions


The SCCM console does not have a pre-configured view for third-party packages.


To create a search folder for packages from a third party vendor in SCCM 2007:

  1. In the left pane of the SCCM console, expand Site Database > Computer Management > Software Updates > Update Repository.
  2. Right-click on Search Folders, and then select New Search Folder. The system displays the Search Folder Criteria window.
  3. In the Step 1 field, select Vendor.
  4. In the Step 2 field, click the underlined value, and then select the vendor for which you want to create the search folder.
  5. In the Step 3 field, select Search all folders under this feature.
  6. In the Step 4 field, enter a name for the search folder. For example, enter the name of the vendor you selected in Step 2.
  7. Click OK.

The system adds a search folder for the vendor you selected. The new search folder contains all updates published to the SCCM server for that vendor.

To create a new search for packages from a third-party vendor in SCCM 2012 and 1702:

  1. Go to Software Library > Overview > Software Updates > All Software Updates.
  2. Click Add Criteria, and then select Vendor.
  3. Select the underlined value next to Vendor, and then select the vendor.
  4. Click Search.

The system returns a list of the updates from the vendor you selected. Click Save Current Search to save your search criteria.


1) If the search does not return the list of updates, make sure in SCCM it is subscribed to sync with this Vendor in Synchronization settings and ensure synch is completed.

2) If the you do not see the 3rd party folder, that means you have not installed PM console after installing SCCM console or PM console is not installed altogether, install PM console by running the PM Full install setup file and choose Console only option (2) and de-select other options. Once the installed and config is completed you should see something like below this in SCCM



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