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  • Question

  • Is it possible to update 3rd party applications with configuration manager 2012, without having to purchased 3rd party system center plugins?

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    Saturday, August 24, 2013 2:18 PM

Answers

  • Not sure what you mean by that? Its a free Microsoft published add-on tool that simply packages and injects the updates -- it's still ConfigMgr itself (in combination with WSUS, the SUP, and the WUA) that deploys and installs the updates.

    So, is the tool on the media for ConfigMgr? No.

    Is it part of the ConfigMgr product offering as a whole? Yes, absolutely (at no additional change).

    Is there work for you to do? Yes. Just like adding an application to ConfigMgr, you need tell ConfigMgr how to install it and when it is applicable to install -- there's no way for ConfigMgr to know this otherwise.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by Garth JonesMVP Saturday, November 14, 2015 4:07 PM
    Saturday, August 24, 2013 5:36 PM

All replies

  • Yes. SCUP is a free tool that allows you to "package" and inject updates from anyone into Software Updates. The key and the reason that the third-parties exist is that you have to "package" the update into a catalog -- this is very similar to creating an application in ConfigMgr but has it's subtle nuances particularily when vendors porvide wildly different ways to update their software.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Saturday, August 24, 2013 3:43 PM
  • Ok so nothing natively right out the box

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    Saturday, August 24, 2013 5:27 PM
  • Not sure what you mean by that? Its a free Microsoft published add-on tool that simply packages and injects the updates -- it's still ConfigMgr itself (in combination with WSUS, the SUP, and the WUA) that deploys and installs the updates.

    So, is the tool on the media for ConfigMgr? No.

    Is it part of the ConfigMgr product offering as a whole? Yes, absolutely (at no additional change).

    Is there work for you to do? Yes. Just like adding an application to ConfigMgr, you need tell ConfigMgr how to install it and when it is applicable to install -- there's no way for ConfigMgr to know this otherwise.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by Garth JonesMVP Saturday, November 14, 2015 4:07 PM
    Saturday, August 24, 2013 5:36 PM