Add software updates to an update group

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Software update groups provide you with an effective method to organize software updates in your environment. You can manually add software updates to a software update group or automatically add software updates to a software update group by using an ADR. You can also deploy a software update group manually or deploy the group automatically by using an ADR. After you deploy a software update group, you can add new software updates to the group and Configuration Manager will automatically deploy them. Use the following procedures to add software updates to a new or existing software update group.

To add software updates to a new software update group

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library.

  2. In the Software Library workspace, expand Software Updates, and then click All Software Updates.

  3. Select the software updates to be added to the new software update group.

  4. On the Home tab, in the Update group, click Create Software Update Group.

  5. Specify the name for the software update group and optionally provide a description. Use a name and description that provide enough information for you to determine what type of software updates are in the software update group. To proceed, click Create.

  6. Click Software Update Groups to display the new software update group.

  7. Select the software update group, and in the Home tab, in the Update group, click Show Members to display a list of the software updates that are included in the group.

To add software updates to an existing software update group

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library.

  2. In the Software Library workspace, expand Software Updates, and then click All Software Updates.

  3. Select the software updates that you want to add to the new software update group.

    Note

    On the All Software Updates node, Configuration Manager displays all updates except those in the Upgrades classification and Office 365 Client product classification.

  4. On the Home tab, in the Update group, click Edit Membership.

  5. Select the software update group into which you want to add the software updates.

  6. Click the Software Update Groups node to display the software update group.

  7. Select the software update group, and in the Home tab, in the Update group, click Show Members to display a list of the software updates that are included in the software update group.