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System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) helps users to publish their private updates to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and synchronize the updates in Configuration Manager 2007. Typically users synchronize these updates with WSUS by clicking "Run Synchronization" in the Configuration Manager console. This manual synchronization process does not synchronize the "Expired" flag from WSUS to Configuration Manager, so when you want to expire an update by using SCUP and then run the manual synchronization, the log (SMS\logs\wsyncmgr.log) would read "No changes made to the SMS database" as follows:
This behavior occurs because the manual synchronization process does not synchronize the expired flag for an existing update, which is only performed by the scheduled synchronization process. Use the following workaround to synchronize expired software updates by using a scheduled synchronization.
Record in WSUS Database:
Note: Default is 7 days. You could also set a custom schedule for a quick check.
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