List of Free SCCM Catalogs for Third-Party Software Updates

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I have explained third-party software updates setup in the previous post. I would recommend reading third-party patching setup guide. In this post, I will provide you a list of free third-party software update catalogs (Free SCCM Catalogs).

***Updated Post on 20th June 2019

[Related Post SCCM Third-Party Software Updates Setup Step by Step Guide Post 1 & SCCM Third-Party Updates Background Process Guide Post 3]

Contents

Partner Catalogs Vs. Custom Catalogs

There are two types of catalogs in SCCM third-party software updates. The partner catalogs are free third-party software update catalogs which are out of the box available in SCCM console. The list of free SCCM catalogs in the below section of this post.

  1. Partner catalogs are third-party application vendor catalogs already registered with Microsoft. It comes with SCCM license (no extra license cost).
  2. Custom Catalogs are third-party application catalogs which you can add manually to SCCM console. You can find more detail in the below section.

NOTE 1SCCM Third-Party Software Updates introduced new version of catalog CAB file. The new version includes the certificates for the vendor’s binary files.

NOTE 2 – SCCM Third-Party Software Update feature supports (backport) the use of older version of catalog CAB file (custom catalogs). Hence, you can still use the the vendor CAB files which are there in the SCUP.

Partner CatalogsThird-Party Updates

SCCM partner catalogs are free service provided by Microsoft in collaboration with third-party software vendors. There is no additional license cost to subscribe partner catalog in SCCM. More details about free SCCM catalogs in the below section.

Download URL for Microsoft partner CAB file - https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=874591

You need to enable third-party software updates to make default partner catalogs available in SCCM console. There are two(2) partner catalogs available with SCCM 1903 preview version.

The following is the updated list of Partner Catalogs.

  • HP – HP Client Updates Catalog
  • Dell – Dell Business Client Updates Catalog
  • More list coming soon

Free Custom Catalogs – Third-Party Updates

Most of the third-party applications are not providing free update catalogs for their applications. You can change this practice in the IT industry if you force vendors to offer free application update catalogs as part of the license cost you pay.

Adobe is one of the vendors who provide free third-party software update catalogs. You can find the free update catalogs available in the market from the following list. More details about the free SCCM catalogs for SCCM Third-Party Software Updates are in below table.

  • Adobe
  • HP
  • Dell
  • Fujistu
  • Lenovo
  • etc…

List of Free SCCM Catalogs & Download URLs

The list of catalogs and download URLs get you to start the journey of SCCM third-party patching. I’ve checked all these URLs, and all are working while I’m writing this post.

NOTE! – Most of the following catalogs might move to partner catalogs in the future versions of SCCM 1906 or 1910.

Update (14 May 2019) – I got a feedback from Jonathan on Twitter and he provided useful links for Adobe products.

https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/DesktopDeployment/sccm.html

NameDownload URL
Reader DChttps://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/ReaderCatalog-DC.cab
Acrobat DChttps://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/AcrobatCatalog-DC.cab
Adobe Reader Xhttps://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/Reader10_Catalog.cab
Adobe Reader 11https://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/Reader11_Catalog.cab
Adobe Acrobat Xhttps://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/Acrobat10_Catalog.cab
Adobe Acrobat 11https://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/Acrobat11_Catalog.cab
Lenovo Updateshttps://download.lenovo.com/luc/v2/LenovoUpdatesCatalog2v2.cab
HP ProLiant Cataloguehttp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software/sms_catalog/HpCatalogForSms.latest.cab
HP Enterprise Client Updatehttps://downloads.hpe.com/pub/softlib/puc/hppuc.cab
Fujistu Updateshttps://support.ts.fujitsu.com/GFSMS/globalflash/FJSVUMCatalogForSCCM.cab
Dell Server Updatesftp://ftp.dell.com/catalog/DellSDPCatalog.cab
Dell Business Client Updatehttps://downloads.dell.com/Catalog/DellSDPCatalogPC.cab

I created the above list of custom catalogs and download URLs from the SCUP 2017 preview out of box publishers details. The details are shown in the following picture.

SCCM Third-Party Catalogs

Do you still require to purchase SCCM third-party catalogs? Yes, I think, 99% of the applications are not covered in free SCCM catalogs. Hence you might still need to purchase an SCCM third-party custom catalog.

As you can see in the above list, there are only very few free update catalogs. But, you need to patch all your applications.

There are three(3) oblivious options while you build the third-party software update strategy.

My preferred option is to continue with the existing process. Also, start the study to move towards the second option from the below list.

  • Continue with the existing process (internal packaging).
  • Purchase custom catalogs from third-party update catalog vendors. The list of vendors is below. Most of these vendors provide updates for 250+ applications.
  • Wait for the update of out of box partner catalogs in SCCM. Most likely, this is not going to happen in another 5-10 years 🙂

There are many SCCM custom catalog vendors are available to extend the SCCM third-party software updates and patch more than 250+ applications. However, they charge you extra license fees for each device which you patch using their third-party update catalog.

Vendors Provide Custom Catalog

The following are the two vendors provide custom catalog to support more third-party product updates with new SCCM third-party updates feature.

Vendors work with Extra SCCM Plugin

The following vendors don’t use the new SCCM third-party patching feature with custom catalog option. I didn’t hear back anything about their future plans till now.

  • Solarwinds (Extra Agent Required? I don’t think so. But, it requires Solarwinds extra SCCM plugin to be installed with SCCM console)
  • ivanti (Agent Less. But, it requires an extra SCCM plugin – More details here)
  • Centero Software Manger

Resources

Bonus Tip

The following log file(SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT.log) entries are created when you enable third-party software updates from SCCM.

UnSubscribed from Registry Hive: LocalMachine, KeyPath: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\WSUS, FilterType: ValueChange, WatchSubTree: False
Information: Successfully subscribed listener to registry key.
Settings: Third party updates are not enabled, component is inactive.
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Downloading partner catalogs list from 'https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=874591'…
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Download of partner catalogs list completed successfully.
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Extracted catalogs list.
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Parsing the partner catalogs list and updating the database.
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Catalog 'HP Client Updates Catalog' was not found, adding.
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Catalog 'Dell Business Client Updates Catalog' was not found, adding.
STATMSG: (SRVMSG_SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT_PARTNERS_SYNCED).
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Successfully updated the list of partner catalogs
SyncPartnerCatalogs: Completed update of catalogs list.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Whats the download link for flashplayer for windows 7? it has changed recently as the publisher changed from like adobe systems to adobe and i haven’t been able to download flashplayer active x, npapi, ppapi since last month

    thanks

  2. Hello Anup,
    I have tested the Ivanti Patch for SCCM plug-in on SCCM 1802 version and it doesn’t have separate client. It works with existing SCCM infrastructure without any additional investment except the license cost of Ivanti Patch for SCCM. It has lot of 3rd Party Vendors Catalogs without any speparte subscription or cost.

  3. Hi reacting to the third party listing: The Ivanti Patch solution works without an extra agent. We just install a native Microsoft SCCM plugin that integrates with the SCCM console. For all clarity and transparency, I work for Ivanti.

  4. Hello,

    As we are about to move from SCUP-Catalog to SCCM-Catalog what are the ports which need to be opened?
    Source – Destination – Port – Protocol
    We have a proxy as well on the Primary server.
    There was no proxy on the SCUP server

    Thanks,
    Dom

  5. How would you create custom catalogs for products like chrome, power bi and vlc in SCUP? In the stand alone scup you could update a msi or exe and set applicability rules. Is this still possible with the SCUP that is included in the new SCCM build?

    • No that is not possible
      The authoring of updates are not available in integrated experience yet. But it might come not sure though when ? But for you should use stand-alone SCUP for authoring updates.

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