Windows 10 Servicing in ConfigMgr 1511

Playing around with Windows 10 Servicing in ConfigMgr 1511 is kind of cool. But having said that; you might want to know the consequences of creating custom servicing plans. A servicing plan is basically an automatic deployment rule with a twist. The twist being (right now), you are unable to filter on the updates being […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Custom Updates, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  25 Comments

Troubleshooting: An error occurred when creating the WSUS Signing Certificate (Secunia)

Lately I have been doing some Secunia integrations with System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager (SCCM/ConfigMgr 2012). When you are setting up the connector between Secunia CSI and WSUS one of the first things the wizard is asking you to do is to Configure a WSUS Self-Signed Certificate, the WSUS signing certificate is required to […]

Category: Config Mgr. R2 integration, Config Mgr. SP2, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Custom Updates, Home, Security, Software Updates  |  1 Comment

Why System Center Updates Publisher aka SCUP is still a great tool

Welcome to the Coretech x-mas blog Calendar where we will give you a little insiders tip every single day in December.   Even if I don’t deploy 3rd party updates with SCUP 2011 I still use the tool for two purposes. I always upgrade my ConfigMgr clients and consoles to the latest CU using the […]

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Getting ready for MMS 2013

It’s that time of year again – MMS in Vegas. This year I’ll be (co)-hosting 6 sessions – if you still have an empty slot in your schedule please consider one of these Managing Third Party Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1  – Sunday, April 7, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Kent Agerlund, […]

Category: Config Mgr. Training, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Custom Updates, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  1 Comment

Slides and notes from my 3rd. party Patch Management session @NIC 2013

A huge thanks to all NIC 2013 attendees, once again you proved that Norway is a perfect place to host the Nordic Infrastructure Conference. Two great days with some A-Class speakers. As promised here is my slide deck from my 3rd. party software update session. During my session, I discussed how to prepare your environment […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Custom Updates, Event, Security, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  3 Comments

First look at the Secunia CSI integration with Configuration Manager 2012

A few years ago I wrote a blog posts on Microsoft SCUP and Secunia CSI 5.0. Back then my conclusion was that Secunia had a superb security database but required a custom agent and didn’t have an easy Configuration Manager Console integration. With the latest release of Secunia CSI those “obstacles” are removed and the […]

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System Center Updates Publisher 2011– publish options

SCUP 2011 enables you to author and publish you own custom updates. When you publish updates SCUP offers you 3 different options. Full Content, this will download the binaries and make them available for a deployment in Configuration Manager thru WSUS. Metadata only, will only download metadata and is suitable when you want to track […]

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The Complete SCUP 2011 installation and configuration guide

  The latest version of System Center Custom Updates Publisher 2011 is released and ready for download. SCUP 2011 is a freeware tool from Microsoft that can assist you in authoring and publishing 3rd. party updates to Configuration Manager and System Center Essentials. To get you started you can download the complete SCUP 2011 installation […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Custom Updates, Software Updates  |  26 Comments

Error when downloading Adobe Flash 10.3.181.16 using SCUP

I have seen a few sites the last couple of days where SCUP returns an error while trying to download Adobe Flashplayer 10.3.181.16 using either SCUP 4.5 or SCUP 2011. To fix the problem you can: Open SCUP 2011 and navigate to the Adobe flash catalog Select Adobe Flash 10.3.181.16 and open the properties Copy […]

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SCUP 2011 is released

Much more info can be found here

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