When the synchronization source configured for the Internet-based software update point is not configured to synchronize with an upstream update server, you can use the Export and Import functions of the WSUSutil tool to synchronize software updates metadata from an active software update point for the site.For more information, see the Synchronize Software Updates from a Disconnected Software Update Point section in the Configuring Software Updates in Configuration Manager topic.Updated: June 26, 2015Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1Software updates in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager provides a set of tools and resources that can help manage the complex task of tracking and applying software updates to client computers in the enterprise.
When a client receives the machine policy, a compliance assessment scan is scheduled to start randomly within the next two hours.
The following list provides the basic steps for the synchronization process on a child primary site or secondary site: When synchronization has finished for the active software update point at a site, synchronization is started for the active Internet-based software update point for the site, if you configured it.
This process resembles the synchronization process on child sites, except that WSUS running on the active Internet-based software update point synchronizes with WSUS running on the active software update point for the same site.
When Configuration Manager finishes software updates synchronization at the top-level site, software updates synchronization starts at child sites, if they exist.
When synchronization is complete at each primary site or secondary site, a site-wide policy is created that provides to client computers the location of the software update points.
For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and later: Starting in Configuration Manager SP1, you can install multiple software update points at a primary site.