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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 by Christopher W. Urban, Ron D. Crumbaker, Chris Mosby

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7.3. Elements of Software Updates

Before you can plan to implement the Software Update process, you need to become familiar with the various elements of the process and their roles in the overall picture.

7.3.1. Software Update Point

As discussed in Chapter 4, the software update point (SUP) is a new site system role that is required for managing software updates in Configuration Manager. Each Configuration Manager site must have at least one active SUP before it can deploy software updates to Configuration Manager clients. The SUP role can only be configured on a server that already has Windows Update Server Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP1 installed. The Software Update Point software provides the bridge between the WSUS components and Configuration ...

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