SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches

Let’s discuss the SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches. I have published a post about installing and configuring the SCUP 2017 preview version.

You can have a look at that post before going through this post. More details SCUP 2017 Preview Installation and Configuration Video Guide

The SCUP installation process is straightforward. Similar to SCCM, the SCUP console has different workspaces. This post will show how to publish third-party app patches using SCCM SCUP 2017.

The first step is to import a third-party Application Catalog to SCUP 2017. The following are out-of-the-box Partner Software Update Catalogs with the SCUP 2017 preview version.

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Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe Acrobat 11, Adobe Reader X, Dell Business Client, Dell Server, Fujitsu PRIMERGY, HP Client, and HPE ProLiant.

SCCM Built-in Third-party Software Update Publishing Feature without SCUP – NO Need for SCUP Anymore

This video provides comprehensive details about the SCCM built-in third-party software update publishing feature, eliminating the need for SCUP. SCCM now offers an easy process for publishing third-party software updates directly within its interface without relying on SCUP anymore.

SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches – Video 1

SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches

We must add third-party applications to SCCM SUP products like Abode, Dell, Fujitsu, and HP. To do so, navigate through SCCM Settings, Configure Site Components, Software Update Point, Products, and Adobe Systems. Inc. – Abode Acrobat.

SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches - Fig.1
SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches – Fig.1

SCUP 2017 Publish 3rd Party Apps Updates to SCCM 

We are ready to publish the 3rd part of the app updates to SCCM. Right-click on all the updates from SCUP and publish them to SCCM CB.

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Select the Automatic option while deploying the 3rd party app updates to SCCM. The automatic option is available only when SCCM integration is selected in SCUP.

Click Automatic to allow updates. The publisher will query SCCM to determine whether the selected software updates are published with full content or only metadata.

In this mode, software updates are only published when they meet the client request count and package source size thresholds specified on SCCM. Only the software update definition(metadata) is published if neither threshold is met.

Confirmation
1 Updates were selected for publish
1 Updates were published metadata only
SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches – Table 1
SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches ConfigMgr | Configuration Manager Endpoint Manager
SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches – Fig.2

We also need to Sign all software updates with a new publishing certificate when published software updates have not changed but their certificate has changed.

SCCM Software Update Sync after Publishing 3rd Party Apps

SCCM All Software Update Sync to have the newly added Acrobat 11 and other app product updates in the SCCM console.

We have published one new update from the SCUP console, bringing the total number of third-party updates to five. After the SYNC, SCCM should have five Acrobat updates.

SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches - Fig.3
SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches – Fig.3

References

SCCM + SCUP Wiki https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/jasonlewis/

System Center Updates Publisher June 2017 Preview is now available https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/07/03/system-center-updates-publisher-june-2017-preview-is-now-available/

System Center Updates Publisher https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/tools/updates-publisher/ 

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Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

4 thoughts on “SCCM SCUP 2017 How to Publish 3rd Party App Patches”

  1. From an Enterprise level, is SCUP reliable and stable? What are some of the challenges when implemented?

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  2. Hi, Anoop, Thanks for your reply, is it good using the SCUP to upgrade the BIOS over the Task sequence based approach from SCCM?

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