SCCM 2007 Software Update Point Client Installation

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We just set up a new instance of SCCM 2007 in our environment and I'm attempting to install the client via the Software Update Point Client Installation method (WSUS).  We already had a WSUS server in place before the SCCM install, and I've pointed SCCM to the WSUS server and made the WSUS server the Active software update point in SCCM.  I've checked off the Software Update Point Client Installation box in the "Client Installation Methods," but now I'm a little unsure how to approve the update in WSUS.  Does the SCCM client appear in WSUS as a security update or as something else?  Any help on distributing the client via WSUS is greatly appreciated.   Thank you.

-Tom C.
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By checking the 'Softaware Update Point Client Installation" box in Client Installation Methods, the client will automatically get published to the SUP .. all you need to do now is point your clients to the WSUS server ..

As an aside, be aware that with this method of client installation, if the client does not have the most recent version of BITS, the client may restart unexpectedly during client installation.  During other methods of client install, this reboot is suppressed.


from the SCCM help file on using Group Policy to point your clients to the WSUS server for client installation ..

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To configure an Active Directory Group Policy object to specify the software update point for client installation and software updates
Using an editor such as Windows Group Policy editor, open a new or existing Group Policy object.

In the Group Policy editor, navigate to Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update, and then open the properties of the setting Specify intranet Microsoft update service location.

Click Enabled.

In the Set the intranet update service for detecting updates: field, specify the name of the software update point server you want to use, and the port. These must match exactly with the server name format and the port being used by the software update point:

If the Configuration Manager site system is configured to use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), specify the server name using FQDN format.


If the Configuration Manager site system is not configured to use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), specify the server name using a short name format.


If the site is in mixed mode and software updates is using the default Web site, the port number is likely to be 80 unless it has been changed.


If the site is in mixed mode and software updates is using a custom Web site, the port number is likely to be 8530 unless it has been changed.

Note  
To determine the port number being used by the software update point, see How to Determine the Port Settings Used by WSUS.
 


Example: http://server1.contoso.com:8530

In the Set the intranet statistics server: field, specify the name of the intranet statistics server you want to use. There are no specific requirements for specifying this server. It does not have to be the same computer as the software update point server, and the format does not have to match if it is the same server.

Assign the Group Policy object to the computers on which you want to install the Configuration Manager client and receive software updates.
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