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Verification Checklist: Software Updates Synchronization

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

There are several phases in the software updates synchronization process, and throughout the process status messages, event ID's, and log files can be used to verify the different parts of the process. The following table provides the information necessary to verify that the synchronization process completed successfully.

noteNote
Several components are involved in the synchronization process, but in this version of the document, the WSUS Synchronization Manager (WSM) on the site server and Update Services on the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server are the only components included.

 

Verification Step                Verification Item                Verification Component         

Synchronization started on site server.

Status Message 6701

  • Component Status - SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER

  • Wsyncmgr.log

WSM initiates WSUS server synchronization phase.

Status Message 6704

  • Component Status - SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER

  • Wsyncmgr.log

WSM verifies the connection to the WSUS server.

Connecting to WSUS server http://<server name>

Synchronizing WSUS server <server name> …

  • Wsyncmgr.log

Synchronization started on WSUS server.

Event ID 382

  • Application Log

  • SoftwareDistribution.log

Content synchronization started on WSUS server.

Event ID 361

  • Application Log

  • SoftwareDistribution.log

Content synchronization succeeded on WSUS server.

Event ID 363

  • Application Log

  • SoftwareDistribution.log

Synchronization completed successfully on WSUS server.

Event ID 384

  • Application Log

  • SoftwareDistribution.log

Synchronization started on site server.

Status Message 6705

  • Component Status - SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER

  • Wsyncmgr.log

WSM verifies the connection to the WSUS server.

Connecting to WSUS server http://<server name>

  • Wsyncmgr.log

WSM processes the update categories.

sync: SMS_Sync_Categories (phase 6 of 12), processed X out of X items

  • Wsyncmgr.log

WSM processes the software update metadata.

sync: SMS_Sync_Updates (phase 7 of 12), processed X out of X items

  • Wsyncmgr.log

WSM completed the synchronization process.

Status Message 6702

  • Component Status - SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER

Component Location

The following table lists each verification component in the synchronization process and the location for the component.

 

Component                               Component Location                                               

Application.log

Open the Event Viewer on the site server, and click Application.

Component Status - SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER

In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / System Status / Site Status / <site code> - <site name> / Component Status. Right-click SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER, highlight Show Messages, and then click All.

SoftwareDistribution.log

Browse to %ProgramFiles%\Update Services\LogFiles, by default.

Wsyncmgr.log

Browse to <InstallationPath for Configuration Manager>:\Logs.

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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