System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 3: Publish fail when SCUP 2011 is remote and WSUS is using UNC as Content Folder

We saw several reports that SCUP publishing fail under this configuration: SCUP 2011 is installed on a remote machine from WSUS and WSUS is installed to use an UNC path as Content Folder. There’re actually two problems when WSUS is using UNC path as Content Folder. 1. The UNC Content Folder needs to be 2…


System Center Updates Publisher 2011 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Published on configuration manager team blog as well: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/12/11/system-center-updates-publisher-2011-support-statement-update.aspx   System Center Updates Publisher 2011 (SCUP) is supported for use on computers with Windows Server 2012 R2 with the following known limitations: 1. Windows Server 2012 R2 includes Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 4.1. WSUS 4.1 cannot communicate with WSUS 3.0 and WSUS 4.0.  If…


System Center Update Publisher 2011 and Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is released recently. System Center Update Publisher 2011 can work well on Windows Server 2012 except for the following known issues: 1. On Windows Server 2012, the WSUS version is 4.0. While on all other OSes, you can only install WSUS 3.0 (with or without service pack). WSUS 3.0 & WSUS 4.0…


KB2661254: August Security Release Cycle Will Block RSA Keys Under 1024 Bits – Impact to SCUP 2011

Microsoft recently released a security update to block RSA keys that are less than 1024 bits: KB2661254 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2661254 This update is now released to download center only and not yet be enforced to MU. So customers have some time to review all their certificates used and see if they meet the key length requirement. System…


System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 2: Pubisher name shown as "Unknown" on some OS

One of our partner meet the following issue when they are testing their catalog: Though the cab file is signed properly, when importing the catalog, it shows “Unknown” on some OS. This issue only happen on one Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. And the publisher can be identified correctly on other machines. After some invesgitagion,…


System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 1: Updates cannot be synced to Configuration Manager

I’d like to start this series to share some trouble shoot cases study for System Center Update Publisher 2011. The first one is about the following scenarios: One of our partner has created a catalog. They used System Center Update Publisher 2011 to publish this catalog into ConfigrMgr 2007 as full content. All the process…


Troubleshoot Detection Logic Issue for Updates Created by System Center Update Publisher 2011

<update> Add the link to CSILD description: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb762494(v=vs.85).aspx System Center Update Publisher 2011 provider customers the ability to create customized updates which can be deployed with System Center Configuration Manager: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=11940. Some IT admins who use System Center Update Publisher 2011 to create customized updates may face this issue: they create an update and deploy…


FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tools – Issues, Workarounds and Best Practice

A new version of this tool has been released and some of the issues mentioned here have been fixed. Refer here first: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2011/11/01/how-to-use-definition-update-automation-tool-for-forefront-endpoint-protection-2010-update-rollup-1.aspx ******************************************************************************* This blog list some issues you may meet when using the SoftwareUpdateAutomation.exe tool and provide the workarounds. This blog also give a list of best practice you should follow when using…


Common Errors and Resolutions for System Center Updates Publisher 2011

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 has been released recently. You can download it now from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=083f45ca-1ede-4f7a-be74-77854c3a9b01&displaylang=en When you start your surfing on the new release of SCUP, you may encounter some common errors. This blog will list some of the common error you may receive and tell you the reason and how to solve it: …