Today we are announcing availability of System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Preview. Many of you are using SCUP 2011 now to:
- Import updates from external catalogs (non-Microsoft update catalogs).
- Modify update definitions including applicability, and deployment metadata.
- Export updates to external catalogs.
- Publish updates to an update server.
This SCUP preview adds support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Users who are familiar with SCUP 2011 will be able to easily use the preview on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 systems as there are no major changes to the way the SCUP works.
Joining the preview
We are excited to have you join our preview! To get started:
- Download the SCUP Preview here.
- Run UpdatesPublisher.msi on a computer that meets the prerequisites.
- Configure the options for SCUP.
- Start using the features of SCUP.
For a walkthrough of these steps please read our System Center Updates Publisher documentation.
We would love to hear your feedback. If you have a feature request, share your ideas with us on the Configuration Manager UserVoice site. You can report issues with SCUP on Connect or reach out to us directly at Scupfeedback@microsoft.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does this release include SCUP integration with the Configuration Manager Console?
A. This preview is to enable SCUP 2011 features on our newest OSes and is not directly related to work that is planned for Configuration Manager Console Integration. For the latest news about that, please see the UserVoice item here.
Q. Can I use this preview release with Windows 7 or WSUS 3.x?
A. Windows 7 and WSUS 3.x are not supported with this release. Please continue to use SCUP 2011.
Q. Does this preview release support upgrade from SCUP 2011?
A. For Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 systems that have SCUP 2011 installed, installation of the preview will not uninstall or interfere with the existing SCUP 2011 installation. On these systems, you may continue to use SCUP 2011 or use the preview version, however the two installations will not share data.