Let’s learn How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM by taking an example of the Adobe Flash Player removal tool to understand. This method can be followed for any out-of-band patches which are not available in WSUS but available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Let’s understand the Steps to manually import and deploy Adobe Flash Player removal Updates using WSUS and ConfigMgr. Microsoft announced Adobe Flash Player would go out of support on December 31, 2020. Adobe decided to end support for Adobe Flash Player.
Microsoft confirmed the support for Adobe Flash players ends for Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge legacy, and Internet Explorer 11 in December 2020.
Introduction – How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
Microsoft released a standalone package for Adobe Flash Player removal updates for Windows operating system. Let’s see How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy them using SCCM.
- After installing the update, this update cannot be uninstalled
- Microsoft is currently not aware of any issue in this update, which means, no issue reported as of now by other companies/vendors
- The Adobe Flash Player removal update is not published in Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), they are planning to release the update in early 2021
Microsoft releases individual updates that are not part of the WSUS catalog, especially the software out of support similar to Adobe flash player removal updates. We need to import the updates into the WSUS console using the Windows Catalog website in this scenario.
Microsoft released an Adobe Flash player removal update in advance of the end of support to help customers Test and validate their environment for any upcoming impact in application support.
NOTE! – To support such customers, the application requires an Adobe flash player, it will be considered a third-party plug-in, and Microsoft will not provide support for the issues.
How to Manually Import patches to WSUS and SCCM
Here we will learn more about How to Manually Import patches to WSUS and SCCM. Let’s find a way to manually import Adobe flash player update metadata to WSUS and then to SCCM/ConfigMgr.
This is the first step toward deploying Adobe Flash Player Updates using ConfigMgr.
- Login into the Upstream (First) SUP WSUS server
- Open the Windows Server Update Services with ‘Run as administrative‘ from Administrative tools
Click ‘Yes’ in the User Access Control window.
In the left-hand panel, select Updates and click Import Updates…in the right-hand panel.
Access the URL https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4577586
Identify the required patches as per the environment and click Add
The metadata is added in the View Basket with the update count
Ensure all the required updates are selected and click the Import icon
Updates imported into WSUS are in progress
The update metadata updates are imported into WSUS Console
How to check the Updates are Available in the WSUS Console
Open the WSUS Console, Expand the Updates tab. Select All Updates and click the Search icon in the right-hand panel.
Enter the KB article ID, which is recently imported, click Find Now
Updates are available in the WSUS console
How to Sync from WSUS with SCCM Database after Manual Import to WSUS
Now, let’s check how to sync WSUS with the SCCM database. You can follow the steps mentioned below to get this work completed.
- Open the SCCM Console,
- Select the Software Library,
- Expand Software Updates,
- Select ‘All Software Updates‘ and right-click and select ‘Synchronization Software updates‘
Open the WSUSSYnc.log from the Site server; you can find the imported update information.
NOTE! – More details about manually updating any other patches are already explained in the Patch Missing from SCCM How to Import into WSUS Manually.
List of Adobe Flash Player Removal Updates
The Adobe Flash Player Updates are: (Manually Import Deploy Adobe Flash Player Updates using WSUS ConfigMgr | End of Support)
- SCCM WSUS Cleanup – Fix SCCM Scan Timeout Errors
- Step by Step New Primary Server Setup Guide – https://www.anoopcnair.com/configmgr-primary-server-installation-guide/
Kannan C S is a Technical Architect with more than 15 years of experience in the IT domain. He has worked on various technologies like Windows server administration, SCCM, SCOM, and Desktop Engineering domains. For the last 10 years, he has worked in Microsoft SCCM, focusing on Configuration Manager and Intune technologies.