For detailed documentation, review the Dell Installation Guide for Custom Updates (.pdf 6MB)

After the prerequisites for the SCUP are satisfied (installation, certificates, and so on), you can import and install the Dell Custom Updates Catalog.

  1. Open the System Center Updates Publisher.
Dell Custom Updates Installation - The Dell TechCenter

2. In the action pane, click Settings.
3. If your SCUP console has Internet access, select Find at the bottom of the screen. Otherwise, download the catalog (servers:; workstations: from an Internet-capable machine and import it separately.
4. Highlight Dell, and select Add.

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5. Click OK. On the Edit Catalog screen, verify that the path reads ( for servers, and for workstations). Other information can be entered as you see fit.

Dell Custom Updates Installation - The Dell TechCenter

6. Click OK to complete the wizard.
7. Right-click the root node of System Center Updates Publisher, and select Import Update(s). You can choose the default Bulk Catalog Import, and follow the defaults to import the catalog.
8. After the installation completes, the console should look something like this:

SCUP Console

9. Clicking the categories on the left will show you the updates appropriate to that group.
10. Right-click any updates you wish, and select Set Publish Flag.
11. After that is done, simply click the Publish Updates task in the actions pane. Follow the three-step wizard to add the updates to the appropriate WSUS server.
12. When the wizard completes, open the SCCM console, navigate to Computer Management, Software Updates, and then Updates Repository. In the actions pane, start the Run Synchronization task. You can monitor the status of this task by using wsyncmgr.log and the WSUSCtrl.log. The updates should appear in the repository after the sync completes. They will be listed under the Updates node, in the Dell subfolder.
13. The first update you will need to push out will be the Dell OpenManage Inventory Agent. This update will inventory the client agents and place that data into WMI, so the rest of the updates can be cataloged correctly. (Note that there is a separate Inventory Agent for servers and business clients.)

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