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September 2017 Preview of System Center Updates Publisher Now Available

System Center Updates Publisher is a stand-alone tool that allows third party software vendors to import their updates into Microsoft’s update distribution mechanisms so customers using System Center Configuration Manager can centrally manage all updates.

An update is now available.

In addition to fixes, Microsoft says the following improvements are also now included:

  • Indexing for quicker imports of previously imported catalogs – Catalog producers can now index their catalogs. This will allow users to import large catalogs containing few new updates more quickly.
  • Inclusion of signing certificates within updates catalogs – Catalog producers can now include signing certificates with their updates catalogs. This enables users to add the certificates to the trusted publishers list during import so that approval prompts will not block publish operations.
  • Signature Timestamp – Updates published to a WSUS server will by default have the signature time-stamped. Note, this functionality requires internet access. If you have upgraded from preview 1 this will not be automatically enabled.  To enable or disable the signature timestamp or configure the timestamp server that is used see the Advanced page under Options.


You can download the Preview here: System Center Updates Publisher Preview

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