Dell Updates Catalogs

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Dell Updates Catalogs

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The Dell System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Catalogs automate the patch process of system updates for Dell servers and workstations in a Microsoft ConfigMgr or Microsoft System Center Essentials (SCE) environment. The catalog files contain detailed information to determine which updates are required for Dell servers and workstations, and how to apply them. It can be used in conjunction with the software update management functionality of Microsoft ConfigMgr (and update deployment process in SCE) to provide automated BIOS, firmware, driver, and Dell application updates.

README docs have been updated to reflect changes in Partner Developer Kit (PDK) catalog and also SCUP catalog. Please find the links related to README's in Quicklinks section. 

Server Updates Catalog Quick Links

Supported Models, Devices, and Operating Systems
OpenManage Inventory Agent for Windows Server
Server Updates Catalog Download

Business Client Updates Catalog Quick Links

NOTE:  The Business Client Updates Catalog for SCUP is now called the Dell Command | Update Catalog and is a part of the Dell Client Command Suite.  A new page has been created HERE

Supported Models, Devices, and Operating Systems

OpenManage Inventory Agent for Windows Workstations

Client Updates SCCM Catalog Download

Dive into the following pages to get SCUP and Dell Updates up and running:

  • Supported Dell Models – Dell server and workstation models that are supported with Dell Updates for ConfigMgr
  • Prerequisites – View the prerequisites for Dell Updates Catalog (ConfigMgr, SCUP 4.0, trusted Cert, etc...)
  • Installation – How to Import the Update Catalogs into SCUP
  • How to Detect and Deploy Dell Updates – After you import and publish the Update Catalogs and sync your ConfigMgr Central site, follow the steps on this page to successfully detect and deploy Dell Hardware/Software Updates.
  • Dell Custom Updates FAQ – Review (and add your own!) Frequently Asked Questions to get the most out of Dell Custom updates.


Whitepaper - Deploying Dell Updates with ConfigMgr 2012 using the Dell Business Client Updates Catalog 

Dell Installation Guide for Custom Updates (.pdf, 6 MB)
Dell System Center Website
SCUP 4.0 Installation Files
SCUP Online Documentation
Technet Software Updates Forum
Third-party Custom Catalogs for Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials 2007
SCUP wiki page on
Dell Video - Dell Updates Catalog and ConfigMgr (9 MB, 8 min, 30 sec)

  • It appears you're now placing the Client catalog at

    Is this intended or is the FTP server folder structure messed up?

  • getting the following with the latest catalogue. does the file exist for anyone else?

    ISA Server: extended error message :

    200 Type set to I.

    200 PORT command successful.

    550 The system cannot find the file specified.

  • Why does the SCUP Catalogue have old bios updates?


    Optiplex 755 SCUP is A12 but the latest Bios is A20

    Optiplex 760 SCUP is A12 but the latest Bios is A13

    most of the optiplex units are behind what the latest bios is.

  • It seems that & contains latest updates only.

    Do you maintain archive of these cab file specific to older release (older version of updates)?

  • Conflicts between Client & Server Update Catalog.  Need resolved please.

    Seagate 15k drive firmware

    Update ID: f426f85b-021c-411d-bcc6-2bc72a753653

    Dell PowerVault RE1000 Firmware

    Update ID: bbaaa91e-7dcb-4d2e-a259-3de0fcf1e4a8

    Hitachi HD Firmware

    Update ID: 5dbd4ffc-7fdb-42e9-8d35-fc4b8ced91d3

    Seagate SATA Firmware

    Update ID: be00ec85-c3d8-4bfe-aad6-6fd133fee74e

    Fujitsu SAS Drive Firmware

    Update ID: ead5b672-f784-43f9-a7c9-36db7a1d5aa7

    In all cases the Client Update Catalog is newer than the server update catalog.  If the Clients and Servers need different Firmware versions each update should have a unique ID and different filters.