SCCM - Clarifying a few things with Software Updates
We have decided to go full pelt with SCCM and try and move all our existing services (WDS, WSUS, AV, Package Deployment) over into it.
I am trying to get my head around Software Updates and trying to minimise the space taken up on the server related to these due to duplication. Here are my main questions:
- Assuming I didnt have any updates deployed or Auto Deployment Rules setup when I run a synchronisation on SCCM does this download the updates or just create a DB with information on all updates available? I suspect the latter.
- Software Update groups are a collection of Updates that have been created either manually (which we are going to try and avoid) or via ADR. Is this correct?
- Software Update groups then need to be deployed to a Deployment Package to make them available to clients. Correct? This is the bit I am struggling with most. Is it recommended to have one Deployment Package for a domain which holds updates for various Software Update groups? If so do clients know to only download updates from the Deployment Package which are assigned to them in a Software Update group, or do they pickup everything in the Deployment Package?
I am sure I will have more questions along the way (seems a very steep learning curve!) and will most likely be back soon.