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Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

Let’s understand Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM. Learn more about the details of third-party updates feature in your ConfigMgr environment. SCCM 1806 or later version has the option to enable third-party updates (without SCUP integration).

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Free v3 Catalogs

The v3 third-party update catalogs support categories for updates. SCCM 1906 TP version introduced a new catalog version (V3) with options to select to sync only the required categories of products. Also, you get granularity to choose the content of all updates in the selected categories.

NOTE! – Selection options might be disabled for catalogs that aren’t published in the new v3 format.

v3 Partner Catalogs

Let’s see which are the free partner v3 catalogs available in Configuration Manager. I have shared the details of free and paid catalogs in the previous post.

While writing the blog the following are the 3rd party vendors that supports v3 catalogs.

  • HP
  • Dell
  • Lenovo

Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

Recently, I have seen an announcement on Twitter (Andrew Jimenez) that Dell also enabled the v3 catalog for SCCM third-party patching.

NOTE! – I think if you have already subscribed to the Dell catalog, then you need to unsubscribe and subscribe again to get the v3 catalog. Let me know in the comments if this is NOT your experience.

You can confirm Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM support going through the following steps:

  • \Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\Third-Party Software Update Catalogs
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM - Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM – Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

Now let’s subscribe to the DELL v3 driver, BIOS update catalog from the below option.

  • Select the DELL partner catalog –publisher name – Dell
  • Click on Subscribe to Catalog
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM - Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM – Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
  • Download URL for Dell third party update catalog
    • https://downloads.dell.com/Catalog/DellSDPCatalogPC.cab

NOTE! – This catalog supports system driver, BIOS, firmware and software updates for Dell business client products. See https://www.dell.com/support/article/sln311138/ for more details.

  • Click on Next.
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM - Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM – Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
  • Click Next.
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM
ConfigMgr Third-Party Updates Free v3 Catalogs | Dell | SCCM
  • Click on View certificates.
  • Enable the checkbox near – I have read and understood this message.
  • Click on Next.
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

v3 – Select Update Categories

Since Dell is providing V3 catalog, you can have an option to select ONLY specific updates.

  • Let’s select Dell catalog version 3 (v3) from the following option:
  • Select Categories for Synchronization
  • Select the Dell Models you have in your environment.
    • I have selected the Precision T790 model for the update synchronization.
  • Click Next to continue.
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

Stage Update Content for ConfigMgr Third-party Update v3 Catalog

Let’s check the options to stage Update Content for SCCM Third-party Update v3 Catalog. When you stage content, all updates in the selected categories are automatically downloaded to your top-level software update point.

When you deploy updates that have staged content, you don’t have to download them through the SCCM console first. I have selected only Dell Precision T7910 for the stage update content option.

  • Select Content download option – Do not stage content, synchronize for scanning only [Recommended].
  • I don’t recommend this option – Select the option – Stage the content for selected categories automatically.
  • Click the Next button to continue.

NOTE! – Staging software update content may cause a large amount of data to be downloaded to your software update point.

ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

Schedule Options

  • Select the schedule option if there is any specific requirement for your environment.
  • I normally go with Microsoft recommended option (the default one) as you can see in the below screen capture.
  • Click Next to continue.
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

Summary

Subscribe To Catalog
• Catalog Name : Dell Business Client Updates Catalog
• Publisher : Dell
• Description : This catalog supports system driver, BIOS, firmware and software updates for Dell business client products. See https://www.dell.com/support/article/sln311138/ for more details.
• Support URL :
• Support Contact :
• Download URL : https://downloads.dell.com/Catalog/DellSDPCatalogPC.cab
Subscribed Categories
• 1 update categories were selected for synchronization
• No update categories were selected for staged content

Completion

  • Click on Close button to complete the wizard.
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

Rest of the Process – Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

The rest of the processes for getting the Dell updates into the SCCM console are already explained in the below:

Troubleshooting Logs

You can find more details about the log files in the following post called SCCM Log file details.

Log Files

  • SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT.log
  • Wsyncmgr.log
  • WCM.log (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs)
  • PatchDownloader.log (%temp%)
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM
ConfigMgr Dell Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

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