Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Synchronize software updates, part of Windows 10: Plan and Implement Software Updates.
- [Instructor] Before System Center Configuration Manager will make updates available to clients, those updates need to be synchronized from the WSUS server. So the way that we would do that is by going to the Software Library workspace, and then going to Overview, Software Updates, All Software Updates. Right now there are no updates that are being displayed. So in order to make the updates be displayed, we need to synchronize those updates. You'll notice we have a button right here, Synchronize Software Updates.
I'm going to go ahead and click that now to begin a synchronization. And when I do I'm prompted as to whether I want to run a synchronization. I'm going to click Yes, and even though a synchronization has begun, the updates don't show up immediately. It can take a long time for the update list to begin to be populated. And you can periodically check the list by clicking on the refresh button to see if anything shows up. In the meantime I recommend checking your log file to make sure that everything is working correctly. So the way that you do that is by opening up File Explorer, and going to this PC, C Drive, Program Files, Microsoft Configuration Manager, Logs, and then scroll through the logs until you get down to the bottom.
And the log file that we're interested in is WSUS Control. It's the second one from the bottom. And we'll go ahead and open this up, and the newer log entries are at the bottom. And typically you want to look at the last three or four log entries. So we have successfully connected to a local WSUS server, and then we have a message, there are no unhealthy WSUS server components on the WSUS server. Then we have successfully checked database connection on WSUS server. And then waiting for changes for 57 minutes.
So it does take some time for System Center Configuration Manager to begin pulling updates from the WSUS server. But that's how you check your logs to make sure that the synchronization process has begun.
- Deploying updates manually
- Monitoring deployments
- Configuring automatic deployment rules
- Analyzing log files
- Approving and declining updates in Intune
- Deploying software from SCCM, WSUS, and Intune