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HP Catalog with System Center Updates Publishing Tool settings

Using the System Center Updates Publishing Tool (SCUP), the HP catalog can be imported into the SCCM server. The SCCM server can deploy software from the imported catalog to client servers. SCUP works with the Windows® Software Update Service (WSUS) and SCCM. It is a separate installation by the administrator.

HP has been working with Microsoft® to develop its Updates Catalog, and has registered the catalog to the Microsoft® External Catalogs list. HP Server Update catalog is available at Manual download of the catalog is not necessary if the SCUP server is connected to the Internet.

To configure the HP server catalog download settings from the HP website:

  1. Start the System Center Updates Publisher Tool.
  2. From the Action Panel, select Settings. In the Import List tab, you can select Automatically check for updates to my catalogs on startup.


  3. In the Update Server tab, select Enable publishing to an update server. Select the appropriate option to connect to either a local or remote server. To create a signing certificate, click Create>Apply>OK.

    Settings - Update Server

  4. Select the Import List tab, and then click Find. When the list is updated, select the Hewlett-Packard Server Updates Catalog from the External Catalog list, and then click Add.

    Discover and Add External Catalogs

  5. Click OK. The confirmation pop-up window appears.

    Settings - Import List

  6. To verify the FTP path, from Import List tab, select the Catalog Publisher, and then click Edit. The Edit Catalog window appears.

    Edit Catalog

  7. From the Windows® desktop, click Start>Run, and then type MMC to start an MMC Console.
  8. Select File,>Add/Remove Snap-In, and then click Add.
  9. Highlight Certificates, and click Add.
  10. Select Computer Account, and then click Next.

    Certificates snap-in

  11. Select Local Computer>Finish. On the next screen, click OK.

    Add or Remove Snap-ins

  12. Expand the WSUS>Certificates folder.
  13. Highlight the WSUS Publishers self-signed certificate. Right-click, and then select Copy.


  14. Open the Trusted Root Certification Authorities>Certificates folder. In the middle panel, right-click, and then select Paste.


  15. Repeat previous instructions to paste the self-signed certificate into the Trusted Publishers>Certificates Folder and Third-Party Root Certification Authorities>Certificates folder.
  16. Close the MMC console.