How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

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.

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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
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

Click ‘Yes’ in the User Access Control window.

How to Manually Import patches to WSUS and SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

In the left-hand panel, select Updates and click Import Updates…in the right-hand panel.

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

Access the URL https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4577586

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

Identify the required patches as per the environment and click Add

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

The metadata is added in the View Basket with the update count

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

Ensure all the required updates are selected and click the Import icon

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

Updates imported into WSUS are in progress

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

The update metadata updates are imported into WSUS Console

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

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.

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

Enter the KB article ID, which is recently imported, click Find Now

How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM
How to Manually Import Patches to WSUS and Deploy using SCCM

Updates are available in the WSUS console

How to check the Updates are Available in the WSUS Console
How to check the 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
How to Sync from WSUS with SCCM Database after Manual Import to WSUS
How to Sync from WSUS with SCCM Database after Manual Import to WSUS

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)

TitleProductsClassificationLast Update
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows Server 2012Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows Server 2012 R2Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows Embedded 8 Standard for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 8 EmbeddedUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 8.1Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows Embedded 8 Standard for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 8 EmbeddedUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8.1 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 8.1Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10, Windows 10 LTSBUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows Server 2016Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1507 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10 LTSBUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10, Windows 10 LTSBUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1507 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10 LTSBUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows Server 2019 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows Server 2019Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10, Windows 10 LTSBUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10, Windows 10 LTSBUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10Updates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10, Windows 10 LTSBUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10, version 1903 and laterUpdates10/26/2020
Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x86-based systems (KB4577586)Windows 10, version 1903 and laterUpdates10/26/2020
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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.

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