Marc Umeno's Blog

System Center and other Microsoft Management Software

June, 2007

  • Maintenance Windows

    Let's talk about maintenance windows in SCCM, a new feature for software distribution and software updates. Maintenance windows usually make sense in a server-based scenario where servers have defined service windows where they can be taken down for changes...
  • Update Lists

    One of the most useful new objects in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is the Update List. An update list is, well, a list of software updates - that is, it is a fixed list of updates that can be created through a wizard (which also allows downloading...
  • Things to Know About the Software Update Point (explaining WSUS Integration)

    I thought I could put some thoughts down about the Software Update Point (SUP), which is a new site role within SCCM 2007. The job of the SUP is provide software update metadata to clients that are using the Windows Update Agent (WUA) to scan for missing...
  • Just Starting Out

    This being the first post on my new blog, I would like to start out by stating some goals: 1. Discuss some of the interesting or practical things about the Software Update Management (SUM) feature within the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 product...