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EminentWare WSUS Extension Pack and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

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Executive Summary

SCCM uses WSUS for software update management. A new site role was added in SCCM 2007: the Software Update Point (SUP) role. The SUP role, which is enabled by WSUS, is used for providing the software update metadata to the Windows Update Agent and uses a component called the WSUS Control Manager. This component enables SCCM to control the SUP, and ultimately, the underlying WSUS behavior. The EminentWare WSUS Extension Pack and SCCM both use the same technology stacks for patch management/software update management. They both use WSUS 3.0 and the Windows Update Agent for scanning and storing the software catalogs.

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