Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates

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Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

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

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v3 Partner Catalogs

Before going through the steps to enable Lenovo drivers and updates, let’s see which are the free partner v3 catalogs available in ConfigMgr. I have shared the details of free and paid catalogs in the previous post. There are paid versions of catalogs available for you to use.

You can see more details about the List of Free and Paid catalogs. While writing the blog the following are the 3rd party vendors that support v3 catalogs.

  • HP
  • Dell
  • Lenovo (this post)

Lenovo Updates Catalog v3 for SCCM

The assumption here is you have already enabled the third-party software update. You can confirm Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM support going through the following steps:

NOTE! – I think if you have already subscribed to the Lenovo 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.

  • Launch Console
  • Navigate \Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\Third-Party Software Update Catalogs
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates ConfigMgr
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates ConfigMgr

Subscribe to Lenovo v3 Update Catalog

Now let’s subscribe to the Lenovo v3 DriverBIOS update catalog from the below option.

  • Select Lenovo partner catalog –publisher name – Lenovo
  • Click on Subscribe to Catalog.
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates

Download URL for Lenovo

This wizard downloads the third-party software update catalog “Lenovo Third Update Catalog” from the location specified in the download URL. Make sure you are able to connect to this location.

The following wizard then extracts and displays the catalog signing certificate for your to review and approve. This catalog includes updates for BIOS, drivers, and system software for Lenovo Products.

Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates
  • Lenovo client update catalog CAB file Download completed successfully
  • Click on Next.
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates

Lenovo Approval to Subscribe

Before creating the subscription to “Lenovo Third Update Catalog“, you must review and approve the catalog signing certificate.

Accept updates only from publishers that you trust. Software updates from publishers who are not trusted can potentially harm client computers when scanning for updates.

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

Select Category of Lenovo Devices – Metadata

This is the page where the update v3 catalog helps you to select only the required Lenovo devices that are used in your organization.

Categories groups are grouping similar updates together. You can choose to synchronize specific categories or all updates from this catalog into SCCM. Clients scan against the synchronized update to determine if they can be installed.

  • Select categories for the synchronization
    • ThinkPad Yoga 460
      • BIOS
      • Drivers
      • Software and Utilities
  • Click the Next button.
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates for ConfigMgr
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates for ConfigMgr

Stage Update Content

Here is the possible option to select the automatic download option. When you stage the content of the Lenovo catalog update, 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 selected Do not stage content, synchronize for scanning only (as this a recommended option).

  • I selected option – Do not stage content synchronize for scanning only.
  • 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.

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Schedule Catalog Update

This is the page in the wizard, you can set a custom schedule only for 3rd party software update. And also Override the default synchronization schedule for the Lenovo catalog.

  • I selected NOT to set a separate schedule.
  • Click Next.
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates for ConfigMgr
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates ConfigMgr

Summary + Completion

Let’s check the summary of the details that you have selected here for Lenovo Updates:

Subscribe To Catalog
• Catalog Name : Lenovo Updates
• Publisher : Lenovo
• Description : This catalog includes updates for BIOS, drivers and system software for Lenovo Products.
• Support URL : https://pcsupport.lenovo.com
• Support Contact :
• Download URL : https://download.lenovo.com/luc/v2/LenovoUpdatesCatalog2v2.cab
Subscribed Categories
• 3 update categories were selected for synchronization
• No update categories were selected for staged content
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates

Rest of the Process – Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM

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

Troubleshooting Logs

You can find more details about Lenovo third-party update related 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%)

Results

Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates ConfigMgr
Lenovo Updates Catalog V3 for SCCM | Third-Party Updates for ConfigMgr

Resources

1 COMMENT

  1. Thx for perfect manual. But what is little bit tricky is how to filter out updates for specific model. It’s nice to have them in subscription, but I didn’t find a way how to filter them out after that and basically aim specific updates for specific computers to specific collection.

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