I have enabled 3rd party updates in Configuration Manager and selected 1 model from each vendor for testing. When I perform a Sync Now the SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT.log shows the following:
SyncUpdateCatalog: 'Dell Latitude XT3 System BIOS,A14,A14' (Update:'06eefdb4-4f3b-4a8e-bbe9-d56641bf0c57') Vendor 'Dell' Product:'Bios' is not in a category configured for synchronization, it will be skipped.
All good so far since I didn't select that model.
When I click on Synchronize Software Updates in the All Software Updates node, I see this entry in the wsyncmgr.log
Synchronizing update 8838f0e8-5787-45a0-b3ab-45c4232b42bd - Dell Latitude XT3 System BIOS,A14,A14
I see tons of BIOS and driver updates for models I did not select being synched. Both Dell and HP updates are doing this and each are synchronizing 3,000+ updates. Interestingly, the Lenovo updates only synched the one model I selected (54 updates).
I need to only sync the models I selected as it adds extra burden on workstations scanning for 6,000 updates that are not applicable.
I have already tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing to the Dell and HP catalogs. Even though I only select one model when I subscribe, it still synchs all models.
I'm running Configuration Manager 2010 with hotfix rollup KB4600089 applied.