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How to Manually Synchronize Updates with Microsoft Update in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

To start deploying updates to managed computers, you must complete the initial configuration of update management and the initial synchronization with the Microsoft Updates Web site. You should typically complete both tasks by using the Update Management Configuration Wizard immediately after you install System Center Essentials 2010.

Microsoft publishes updates as necessary to handle various product issues. Therefore, after initial synchronization, Essentials 2010 must periodically synchronize with the Microsoft Updates Web site to download any newly-published updates.

Use the following procedures to configure Essentials 2010 with a recurring synchronization schedule or to manually synchronize at any time.

To manually synchronize Microsoft updates

  1. In the Essentials console, click Updates.

  2. In the Updates Overview pane, in the Synchronization status area, click Synchronize now.

To manually synchronize Microsoft updates using the Update Management Configuration Wizard

  1. In the Essentials console, click Updates.

  2. In the Updates Overview pane, in the Actions area, click Change updates settings.

  3. Enter the required information in the Update Management Configuration Wizard, and on the Summary page, select the Synchronize updates when this wizard closes check box.

    noteNote
    The wizard contains pages for all update management settings. Select the specific settings you want to change, and then proceed to the last page of the wizard.

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