3rd Party Patching
Integration for SCUP 2011 is there but this hasn't been updated for some time. Without the use of additional licensed software its basically impossible to patch 3rd Party products such as firefox, chrome, iTunes, Java. New application versions need to be created and distributed each time. An OOB method for 3rd party patching would be a godsend
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AdminPrasanna K Jayapal [Microsoft ConfigMgr Product Team] (Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager) commented
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There is a free CM add in called RuckZuck (RuckZuck.tools) that allows you to easily add 3rd party applications under the application model. This is a great tool, but I agree, something OOB would be better, instead of cluttering up the console with additional tools that may break.
Prajwal Desai commented
I agree with NathBird.
Maybe an alternative could be if Microsoft integrates support for oneget in SCCM in the future? It seems MS pushes oneget at least for Windows 10 (is it backported to windows 8 too or included in PowerShell 5?).
With OneGet we would have access to a huge repositiry of Software OP is talking about (like Browsers)
3rd Party Patching is a must SCCM should provide.
Even vor products like JAVA, Flash, several Browsers etc. who provide updates in short therms this will help to reduce the admin work a lot.
Bryan Powell commented
I hate to bring up a competitor, but Symantec has had 3rd party patching for years. I don't know who makes their catalogs or how it compares conceptually but the end result is it has something Config Manager does not.
Steve Thompson commented
Unless vendors release catalogs for the 3rd party products, SCUP 2011 will not be that useful...
scup hasn't been updated because the framework is valid for pretty much any software. Of course it might be neat for more software vendors to start creating a scup catalog for their software... I have chrome, firefox, acrobat, reader, flash, shockwave, openoffice, libreoffice all doing updates via scup