Add support for "Hotfix" Update classification
SCCM should be able to support all updates made available in the MS catalog.
The MS Update Catalog lists hotfixes which makes WSUS more useful than SCCM. If WSUS can rollout a hotfix why can't SCCM?
Example KB2728738 is a hotfix available in the MS Update Catalog (http://Catalog.Update.microsoft.com/v7/Site/Search.aspx?q=2728738) yet it can not be imported to SCCM as the "Hotfix" class is not available.
MS Support suggest to follow an non MS consultants blog http://ccmexec.com/2012/02/installing-multiple-windows-7-hotfixes-msu-with-sccm/
As MS continue to create more and more Hotfixes in replacement of proper updates this makes SCCM Update component less and less useful.
John Williamson commented
We just went through an exercise where MS told us to install 10 different hotfixes in order to fix an issue we were having on our Domain Controllers. Would have been real nice to be able to go to the MS Catalog, add those to WSUS and then to SCCM, and then let SCCM install them like any other. Instead we have to create packages and task sequences and the like, and it was a pain.
Any update on this?
Would also be nice if the update catalog web site allowed you download the quick engineering hotfixes which you normally have to request.
Couldn't agree more. Hotfixes are a crucial update classification which Microsoft continues to use - especially for server-class products, and their very nature often necessitates that we roll them out to a majority of our infrastructure nodes as quickly as possible. It doesn't make any sense that Microsoft's flagship management solution doesn't support it - especially when WSUS does, as do various third-party vendors (LANDesk is an example).
I could of swore the Hotfix classification used to appear in SCCM in previous releases.