SCCM 2012–Updates Management

In this blog you will see, ho to activate the updates management in SCCM 2012. The installation is almost the same as in SCCM 2007. The blog shows a step-by-step guide. It’s very simple but I’ll show it anyway Smiley. In further blogs you will learn great new update mangement features!

Prerequisites:

– Install .net Framework 3.5.1 (Feature in Win2008 R2)

– Add the Win2008 R2 Role „Windows Server Update Services“

Open the Server Manager on the Server, which will be the Updates Management Server. On the Menu „Roles“, right click and choose „Add Roles“
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Click Next
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Enable the checkbox « Windows Server Update Services » and click «Next »
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Click «Next »
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Click « Install »
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Some seconds / minutes later, the progress bar will not continue… well, in the tasklist, choose the WSUS install Window and you will see, that a wizard is waiting on your input J (this is Wizard 1)
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Click „Next“

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Choose „I accept the terms…“ and click „Next“
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Click Next (we don’t need the report viewer, we have SCCM Reporting functionality)
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Enter a folder, where the Updates should be stored. In our example it’s C:\SCCM\WSUS.

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You can install the Database on the Windows Internal Database or choose an existing SQL Server. For SCCM we have an SQL Server, so we will choose the same server fort he WSUS Database (also on the same instance à not mandatory)
Change to „Use an existing database…“ and choose your server (here it’s <default“)clip_image014_thumb
Click „Next“ (if connection to SQL is o.k.)
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We will not use the default Web site so choose „Create a Windows Server Update…“ this will change to port 8530
Then click „Next“
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Click „Next“
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Click „Finish“
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Now another Wizard is showing –> this “Wizard 2” you HAVE to cancel!!! SCCM will configure it for us! So click „Cancel“!
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Click « Close »
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Now it’s time to go into the SCCM 2012 Console

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Choose the wunderbar « Administration »

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Go to « Servers and Site System Roles, right click and choose « Add Site System Roles »

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Check if the internet FQDN name is entered, otherwise you have to enter it… click „Next“

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Enable the checkbox « Software update point » and click « Next »

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Click « Next » or if needed, enter a proxy to download the updates.

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Activate this Update Point as active! –> enable the checkbox « Use this server as the active software update point »
AND don’t forget to change to « WSUS is configured…. Ports 8530 and 8531 » ! Then click « Next »

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Click « Next »

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Choose the Update schedule and click enable the checkbox „Alert when synchronization fails“. This is for the new « In Console Reporting » where you can see all the alerts.
Then click « Next »

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Choose the behavor for software updates that are superseded. Then click „Next“

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Choose the Update Categories… click « Next »

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Choose the products you like to update… Click « Next »

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Choose the languages for the updates… Click « Next »

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Click « Next »

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Click « Close »

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At the end, go to the wunderbar „Software Libary“, right click on „All Software Updates“ and then“Synchronize Software Updates“.

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Click « Yes »

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That’s it Smiley – next blog will be much more fascinating!!! Smiley – you will read about the new feature “Automatic Deployment Rules”!

Kind regards
Chris

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