Tuesday, November 29, 2011

VMware vCenter Protect Update Catalog (Patch Management)

A few months ago I posted a blog about "System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) 2011 integration in ConfigMgr". This can be found here: Blogpost: SCUP 2011 

With SCUP 2011 you can create and install update packages that's not in WSUS by default. This time I have an interesting expansion on SCUP 2011. It's called "VMware vCenter Protect Update Catalog" (formerly known as Shavlik SCUPdates).

"VMware vCenter Protect Update Catalog" is a data catalog for deploying 3rd party, non-Microsoft updates with Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). Our data catalog extends ConfigMgr to cover updates for these applications, which are not covered natively in ConfigMgr. Updates for the most attacked applications such as Adobe Reader and Acrobat are made available in these files. The files also include detection and deployment data for additional Microsoft legacy applications.

Supported Third-Party Applications: 
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Apple iTunes
  • Apple QuickTime
  • Apple Safari
  • Apple Application Support
  • Citrix Presentation Server for Windows Server 2003
  • Citrix XenApp for Windows Server 2008 x64, x86
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Opera
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer
  • Skype
  • And many more

More information, trial software and a datasheet can be found here:

Nice to see that SCUP functionality will be more interesting now!

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