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How to Create a Software Update Bundle

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, 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, System Center Essentials 2010

Use these procedures to create a software update bundle. The first procedure in this topic describes how to start the Create Software Update Bundle Wizard, and the following procedures describe what you must do on each page of the wizard.

To start the Create Software Update Bundle Wizard

  1. In the Updates Publisher 2011 console, click Updates. The Updates workspace is displayed in the navigation pane in the console.

  2. On the Home tab, click New Icon, and then click Software Update Bundle.

The Create Software Update Bundle Wizard is now displayed in the Updates Publisher 2011 console. The following procedures describe what you must do on each page of the wizard.

Required Information Page

In this page you specify information that Updates Publisher 2011 requires to add the software update bundle to the Updates Publisher 2011 repository so that you can publish or export it, such as the name of the software update bundle, a description of the software update bundle, and the classification of the software update bundle. Classifications include a critical update, a feature pack, update, security update, service pack, tool,, and update rollup.

To set Required Information

  1. If you are not on the Required Information page, click Required Information to display the page.

  2. Specify titles and descriptions for the software update bundle. You can specify a title and description for each language listed in the Language box.

    noteNote
    Updates Publisher 2011 supports only those languages available in the Language box.

    1. In the Language box, select the language of the title and description.

    2. In the Title box, enter the name of the software update. The name of the software update is displayed in the Updates workspace.

    3. In the Description box, enter a description of the software update. The description could include what is installed by the software update and why or when it should be used.

    4. Repeat this step for each language that you want to supply.

  3. In the Classification box, select the classification of the software update bundle. The following values are available from the drop-down menu:

    • Critical Update: Specifies a broadly released update for a specific problem that addresses a critical bug that is not related to security.

    • Feature Pack: Specifies new product features that are distributed outside of a product release and typically included in the next full product release.

    • Update: Specifies an update to an application or file that is currently installed.

    • Security Update: Specifies a broadly released update for a product-specific issue that is related to security.

    • Service Pack: Specifies a cumulative set of hotfixes that are applied to an application. These hotfixes can include security updates, critical updates, software update bundles, and so on.

    • Tool: Specifies a tool or feature that helps to complete one or more tasks.

    • Update Rollup: Specifies a cumulative set of hotfixes that are packaged together for easy deployment. These hotfixes can include security updates, critical updates, updates, and so on. An update rollup generally addresses a specific area, such as security or a product feature.

  4. In the Vendor box, select or enter the vendor of the software update bundle. Updates Publisher 2011 provides the names of those vendors whose software updates are already in the Updates Publisher 2011 repository, including vendors for software updates that you created.

    noteNote
    The following terms cannot be used when specifying a vendor:

    • Microsoft Corporation or Microsoft

    • Update or Software Update

    • Tools or Tool

    • Critical or Critical Updates

    • Security or Security Updates

    • Feature Pack

    • Update Rollup

    • Service Pack

    • Driver or Driver Update

    • Bundle or Bundle Update

  5. In the Product box, select or enter the type of product that is updated by the software update bundle. Updates Publisher 2011 provides the products that have software update bundles in the Updates Publisher 2011 repository.

    noteNote
    The following terms cannot be used when specifying a vendor:

    • Microsoft Corporation or Microsoft

    • Update or Software Update

    • Tools or Tool

    • Critical or Critical Updates

    • Security or Security Updates

    • Feature Pack

    • Update Rollup

    • Service Pack

    • Driver or Driver Update

    • Bundle or Bundle Update

  6. In the More Info URL box, specify the URL where the user can get more information about the software update bundle. You must use lowercase characters when specifying “http” or “https” in the URL.

  7. To apply these settings, click Next.

Optional Information Page

This page allows you to specify information general information about the software update bundle, such as bulletin, article, and Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) identifiers, a support URL, and restart behavior when the software update bundle is installed.

To set Optional Information

  1. If you are not on the Optional Information page, click Optional Information to display the page.

  2. If a bulletin for the software update bundle is available, in the Bulletin ID box, enter the identifier of the bulletin. Software update bulletins provide additional information about the update, and they are usually provided with Microsoft security software update. Other vendors occasionally provide software update bulletins.

  3. If an article for the software update is available, in the Article ID box, enter the identifier of the article. Software update articles contain more information about the software update.

  4. If CVE identifiers are available, in the CVE ID box, enter the CVE identifiers separated by a semicolon. For example CVE1;CVE2. CVEs provide security information about the software update bundle.

  5. In the Support URL box, enter the URL to where support information for the software update bundle is available. You must use lowercase letters when specifying “http” or “https” in the Support URL box.

  6. In the Severity box, select the severity of updating the software. This is a required entry for security updates. For all other categories of software update bundles, it is optional. The following values are available from the drop-down list: None, Critical, Important, Moderate, and Low.

  7. To apply these settings, click Next.

Prerequisite Updates Page

This page allows you to specify which software updates and detectoids must be installed on the target computer before this software update bundle can be installed. A detectoid is a high level rule, such as a rule that the CPU of the target computer must be a 64-bit processor. You can specify that specific software updates and detectoids must be installed, or you can specify that at least one software update or detectoid from a group of software updates and detectoids must be installed.

To specify prerequisite updates and detectoids

  1. If you are not on the Prerequisite Updates page, click Prerequisite Updates to display the page.

  2. Select a software update or detectoid that must be installed and click Add Prerequisite. Notice that Updates Publisher 2011 adds a group to the Prerequisites list that contains the software update that you selected. All software updates that are added to the list are added in groups. Repeat this step for every software update or detectoid that must be installed.

  3. Select the software updates or detectoids that you want to include as a group where at least one of the software update or detectoid must be installed, and then click Add Group. Notice that Updates Publisher 2011 adds all the software updates and detectoids in the group to the Prerequisites list.

  4. You can remove groups or individual software updates and detectoids from the Prerequisites list.

    • To remove a group, including a group that contains a single software update or detectoid, select the group, and then click Remove Group.

    • To remove a single software update or detectoid from a group that contains multiple software updates or detectoids, click Remove Prerequisite.

  5. To apply these settings, click Next.

Superseded Updates Page

This page allows you to specify which software update are superseded by this software update bundle. When this bundle is published, Configuration Manager marks all the software updates that you specify on this page as “Expired”.

To specify superseded software updates

  1. If you are not on the Superseded Updates page, click Superseded Updates to display the page.

  2. Select the software update that you want to add to the Superseded updates list, and then click Add Update.

  3. To remove a software update from the Superseded updates list, select the software update to remove, and then click Remove Update.

  4. To apply these settings, click Next.

Bundle Updates Page

This page allows you to add software updates to the bundle.

To add software updates to the bundle

  1. If you are not on the Bundle Updates page, click Bundle Updates to display the page.

  2. Select the software updates that you want to add to the bundle, and then click Add Update

  3. To remove a software update from the Bundled software updates list, select the software update to remove, and click Remove Update.

  4. To apply these settings, click Next.

Summary and Confirmation pages

Use the Summary page to validate the setting that you specified for the software update bundle, and use the Confirmation page to validate that Updates Publisher 2011 created the software update bundle as you requested.

To view and confirm the software update bundle

  1. If you are not on the Summary page, click Summary to display the page.

  2. Review the information on this page to ensure that the settings for the software update bundle are correct.

    To go back and change a setting, click Previous or select the page where the setting is specified.

  3. To accept the settings and to start creating the software update bundle, click Next.

  4. Updates Publisher 2011 displays a Progress page while it is creating the software update bundle and then displays a Confirmation page that shows the details of the created software update bundle. Click Close to exit the Create Software Update Bundle Wizard.

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