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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed by Greg Ramsey., Jason Sandys, Marcus Oh, Byron Holt, Kerrie Meyler

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Software Update Points

Software update points are the site role in ConfigMgr that manage, configure, and communicate with WSUS. They are installed on top of an existing instance of WSUS as described in the previous section. A SUP is required to enable software update management functionality; adding a SUP as a role to a site system is similar to adding any ConfigMgr role to any other site system. The next sections discuss SUP placement, configuration, and update configuration.

Software Update Point Placement

There are three scenarios for SUP installation representing the three types of sites. Each of these has its own caveats for when you should (or should not) install a SUP:

Top-level site: For software updates to be enabled, the central administration ...

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