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How to Add the Software Update Point Site Role to a Site System

Updated: October 1, 2009

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The software update point in Configuration Manager 2007 is a required component of software updates and is installed as a site system role in the Configuration Manager console. The software update point site system role must be created on a site system server that has Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 installed. For more information about installing WSUS 3.0, see How to Install Windows Server Update Services 3.0.

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Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) requires WSUS 3.0 SP1 or WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). WSUS 3.0 SP2 is required to support Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 software update management for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

There can be multiple site system servers with the software update point site system role, but only one site system server can be configured as the active software update point. When the site is in native mode, an additional active Internet-based software update point can be assigned to a remote site system server that allows communication from only Internet-based client computers. Additionally, if the active software update point is configured as a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, a site system server with the software update point site role should be created for each server in the NLB cluster. For information that will help you to determine the software update point configuration in your environment, see Planning for the Software Update Point Installation.

Use the following procedure to create a non-active software update point site role on a site system server.

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For more information about creating and configuring an active software update point, see How to Create and Configure an Active Software Update Point.

To create a software update point site system role

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> - <site name> / Site Settings / Site Systems.

  2. Determine whether to create a new site system server or add the software update point site system role to an existing site system server, and then follow the associated step:

    • To create a new site system server and add the software update point site role: Right-click Site Systems, click New, and then click Server.

    • To add the software update point site role to an existing site system server: Right-click the site system server name, and then click New Roles.

  3. Configure the general site system settings for the site system server. By default, the computer account for the site server will connect to the site system computer to install the software update point components. When the computer account for the site server has access to the site system server and the site is in mixed mode, the settings on this page are optional. For more information, see New Site System Server Wizard: General Page. When the computer account does not have access to the site system server or when the site is in native mode, the following settings should be configured:

    • Specify a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for this site system on the intranet: This setting must be configured for the active software update point site system when the site server is in native mode or when it is in mixed mode and uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). By default, this setting must be configured.

    • Specify an Internet-based fully qualified domain name for this site system: This setting must be configured for the active software update point if it accepts Internet-based client connectivity or for the active Internet-based software update point site system.

    • Use another account for installing this site system: This setting must be configured when the computer account for the site server does not have access to the remote site system.

    • Allow only site server initiated data transfers from this site system: This setting must be specified when the remote site system does not have access to the inboxes on the site server. This allows a site system from a different domain or forest to store the files that need to be transferred to the site server. The site server will periodically connect to the remote site system and retrieve the files. The Internet-based software update point might require this setting to be enabled.

    Click Next.

  4. Select Software update point, and then click Next.

  5. Specify whether the site server will use a proxy server when connecting to the software update point, and then click Next.

  6. Specify whether this site system should be configured as the active software update point. For this procedure, do not select Use this server as the active software update point; instead, click Next and then click Close to exit the wizard. For information about how to create an active software update point, see How to Create and Configure an Active Software Update Point.

  7. Open SUPSetup.log in <ConfigMgrInstallationPath>\Logs to monitor the installation progress for the software update point. When the installation completes, Installation was successful is written to the log file.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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