Overview of Software Updates

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

Providing updates to software and maintaining managed resources is a reality of networked, distributed computing. An effective software update management process is necessary to maintain operational efficiency, overcome security issues, and maintain the stability of the network infrastructure. However, because of the changing nature of technology and the continual appearance of new security threats, the task of effective software update management can be challenging.

The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 software updates feature provides a set of tools and resources that can help manage the complex task of tracking and applying software updates to client computers in the enterprise. Click any link in the following section for overview information about software updates.

Note

For information about using the Configuration Manager 2007 Software Development Kit to script and develop software for this feature, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=129511.

In This Section

  • About System Center Updates Publisher
    Provides information about System Center Updates Publisher that custom updates to be published to Windows Server Update Services and then synchronized with the Configuration Manager site server.

See Also

Other Resources

Configuring Software Updates
Planning for Software Updates
Software Updates in Configuration Manager

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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