I have a brand new install of System Center 2012 and System Center Updates Publisher 2011. I am setting this up so that product updates from 3rd parties such Java, Acrobat Reader etc., can be pushed out to client PCs without user intervention.
I have successfully created a package in SCUP for Java (under a new vendor called Oracle), and I have successfully published this.
However, this update is not appearing in SCCM 2012 - but then again, SCCM 2012 is not showing ANY available updates - including from Microsoft.
The sync settings are set to Microsoft Update. I have followed suggestions to clear the product categories then re-select some in order to start the initial synchronisation, but I can't seem to get it working.
One tricky little thing - the Products tab will update and list new products after you publish 3rd party updates from SCUP for the first time. For example, if you have updates from Oracle for Java listed in SCUP, the first time you publish one for that company and application, you'll need to wait until after a software updates synchronization has completed in configmgr, THEN go in to the Software update Point Component Properties screen and select the new checkboxes for Oracle and/or Java.