Managing Publications

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, System Center Essentials 2010

When publishing software updates in System Center Updates Publisher 2011, you can publish the full content of the software updates, you can publish only the metadata that describes the software updates, or you can specify automatic mode which enables Updates Publisher 2011 to publish the software updates with full content or with only metadata. In addition, you can export the software updates as a software updates catalog so that the software updates can be imported into another Updates Publisher 2011 repository.

The Publications Workspace

In the Publications workspace, you can manage the publications that you defined in the Updates workspace. When you assign software updates to a publication in the Updates workspace, the publications that you create are listed in the Publications workspace.

When you select a publication in this workspace, all of its software updates are displayed in the All PublicationName software updates list. You can use this list to do the following:

  • Review information about the software updates in the publication, such as the name of a software update, how it is going to be published, whether the software update is expired, and you can review its classification, severity, update type, and dates of when it was modified and published.

  • Change how the software update is published. This includes full content, metadata only, and automatic mode.

  • Remove software updates from the list.

In addition, when you select a software update from the All PublicationName software updates list, a summary of the software update is opened following the list.

In This Section

The procedures in this section describe how to use the icons in the Publications workspace to publish publications, how to export publications, and how to remove a software update from a publication, and how to create, rename, and delete a publication, and set the publication type of a publication.

How to Create a Publication

How to Delete a Publication

How to Export Publications

How to Publish Software Updates Publications

How to Remove Software Updates from a Publication

How to Rename a Publication

How to Set the Publication Type in a Publication

See Also

Other Resources

Updates Publisher 2011