Deployment Name Properties: Software Updates Tab

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

Use the Software Updates tab in the Configuration Manager 2007 deployment name properties dialog box to review the software updates that are part of the deployment, add new software updates to the deployment, or remove existing software updates from the deployment.

Each software update defined in the deployment is listed in the results pane with the following information:

  • Bulletin ID: Specifies the bulletin ID associated with security software updates. This column is blank for software updates that aren't security related. Security bulletin details can be found by searching on the bulletin ID at the Microsoft Security Bulletin Search Web page (

  • Article ID: Specifies the article ID associated with the software update. The article contains detailed information about the software update.

  • Title: Specifies the name of the software update.

  • Language: Specifies the supported language for the software update.

  • Severity: Specifies the predefined vendor severity rating for the software update. The severity can range from low to critical and cannot be modified.


To add software updates to existing deployments, they must first be downloaded to a package using the Download Updates Wizard or from a previously created deployment. Software updates that have not been downloaded do not appear in the Add Software Update dialog box.

The Software Updates tab contains the following elements:

  • Add
    Adds software updates to the deployment. Click Add to open the Add Software Update Dialog Box that contains the software updates that have been downloaded. Expand the classification, expand the vendor, and expand the product to display the available updates. Select the updates to add to the deployment and then click OK. There is no limit to the number of software updates that can be in a deployment.
  • Remove
    Removes a software update that is no longer needed in the deployment. Highlight the software update in the results pane, and then click Remove. Software updates that are removed from this dialog box are only removed from the deployment definition. The folders and source files for removed software updates are not deleted so that they are available for other deployments.
  • OK
    Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
  • Apply
    Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.
  • Help
    Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also


How to Add Software Updates to a Deployment Package


Add Software Update Dialog Box


About Software Update Deployments
About the Deploy Software Updates Wizard
Planning for a Software Update Deployment

Other Resources

Deploy Software Updates Wizard
Deployment Name Properties
How to Manage Software Update Deployments

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