WSUS Offline Scan Catalog Fails to Sync on ConfigMgr 2007

If you're having sync problems or seeing an update dated 3008 with Tuesdays catalog then this one's for you:


The June 10, 2008 release of the WSUS Offline Scan Catalog (wsusscn2.cb) fails to synchronize on a ConfigMgr 2007 or ConfigMgr 2007 SP1 site server using the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU).  This prevents security update deployments to SMS 2003 clients for the June release.   This is a result of an issue with updated content published for the Office 2003 Service Pack 1 update.

The issue can be identified in the Wsyncmgr.log on the ConfigMgr 2007 site server with the following entries:

Performing legacy sync
Started with command line: C:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration Managerbini386updatewuscatalog.exe …
Processing security catalog C:Program FilesMicrosoft Updates Inventory ...
Initializing catalog C:Program FilesMicrosoft Updates Inventory for synchronization.
Pre-processing updates...
Error 0x80004005, Unexpected DeploymentAction for update 1293995. Returned from CreateUpdateNode
Updates summary: 0 processed, 0 matched, 0 outdated, 0 updated

A new catalog is under development at the highest priority and will be made available for automated download as soon as it has been tested. 

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer