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Some of you may run into a known issue with what type of command lines for MSI/MSP based updates you can now use in the new System Center Updates Publisher 2011. In previous version of Updates Publisher we have left the command line unrestricted, meaning you could put pretty much anything in there. This caused a lot of problems due to invalid command line parameters (see here for more details) such as /qn or /q for MSI and MSP based updates.
With Updates Publisher 2011 we decided to put validation on the field to force a name=value format, the only format allowed per WSUS/WUA. In doing so we inadvertently put a restriction on the use of the dash “-“, meaning that if you have a command line parameter that includes the product key such as PID=1234-1234-1234-1234-1234 will be invalid. Another example is if you have a computer name with a dash in it (i.e. server=jason-pc) will also not work. You will not be able to import or create such an update in Updates Publisher 2011. This is a known issue with no current workaround. We will look at addressing it in a future release.
Now that Updates Publisher 2011 has released, you may ask yourself what do I need to do to install and configure. Here is a high level to do list to help you get started.
I hope this get everybody started, look for screencasts coming soon covering the entire product.
I’m happy to announce that we have released System Center Updates Publisher 2011 to the web today. This release was primarily driven by customer feedback over the past year. It all started last year at MMS (2010) where we got a lot of great feedback regarding the existing product. Out of that feedback a plan was created to greatly improve the product for both customers and partners. Updates Publisher 2011 is packed full of new features and additions with just a few of them listed below.
New in System Center Updates Publisher 2011
To download and learn more about SCUP from TechCenter visit here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/bb741049.aspx
Over the next few weeks come back to the blog for a series of screencast cover all aspects of Updates Publisher 2011.