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how to update third party software throught SCCM 2012 R2

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I want to update  third party software such as adobe reader
any help please?
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The best solution to update thurd party like adobe reader, flash player... in SCCM is SCUB (System Certer Update Publisher) .

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sus/2014/12/10/how-to-install-and-configure-system-center-updates-publisher/

Or you can use the technique "(Uninstall /install)"

https://www.andersrodland.com/deploy-acrobat-reader-dc-with-sccm/
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I think Ben's keyboard is playing up....if you're Googling, you will need to search for SCUP.

And yes, for 3rd party, non MS apps you need a 3rd party add-on. SCPU is a no extra cost option, PatchmyPC is a cheap extension that does a very similar thing but there's also Shavlik Protect and Solarwinds Patch Manager both at extra costs.

Mike
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thanks for reply.
but another problem occurred the system centre update publisher couldn't connect with sccm 2012 , should I install scup at he same server of sccm  or different server.
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I got this error :


TestConnection: Failed to connect to the update server using the server name string provided. [The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.].         Updates Publisher           8/30/2016 2:16:26 PM                1 (0x0001)
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Hi,

You can install on the same server, yes. Not sure what that error means.

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by:sintman
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we pushed the update but we cant install .it gives error
another problem , we cant pushed adobe reader update
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by:Mike T
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You need to far, far, far more info than "it gives an error". Please provide logs, error codes and full details as you can.
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attached the error
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attached another error
adobe-error.png
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by:Mike T
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Both screenshots say "user profile cannot be loaded". What account are you logged on with to create the update groups? I've never seen that happen.
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thanks for help.
which account you suggest to be used to create the update group.
recently we are using admin account .
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Never ever use the admin account for that. You can use a standard user account to do pretty much everything in CM. The account needs to be given permissions *within* CM itself, because it uses Role Based Access.

Beginners:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2011/09/23/introducing-role-based-administration-in-system-center-2012-configuration-manager/

TechNet
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt592917.aspx

Read up on all that when you have time; but *make* time if you can't. It will protect your investment in CM. The last thing you want is someone untrained loose and deploying W7 OS to your servers. It happened. In a bank, in Australia.

As for your patch deployment, just step through the basics from scratch with a new account.

Prajwal has lots of great walkthroughs; many are available to print off in PDF format from TechNet gallery
http://prajwaldesai.com/deploy-software-updates-using-sccm-2012-r2/

Mike
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There's plenty of detail to resolve this between the two answers.
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