In Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the software updates client COM automation classes are used by client applications to support software updates on a client computer. They concern client-side behavior only and are called externally by the Software Updates Client Agent, which is enabled by default on the client computer. For more information about the agent, see Software Updates Client.

The client computer that is running your application must implement the Configuration Manager 2007 software updates feature. To do this, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) must be installed and a software update point must be configured. For more information, see Understanding Configuration Manager Clients in the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 documentation.

Before the Software Updates Client Agent can call the software updates client COM automation objects in your application, it must send a policy to the client computers for the site. The policy requests software update components to be enabled so that the components can cooperate to perform compliance assessment scans and install software updates at their configured deadlines. The Software Updates Client Agent properties are site-wide client settings.

After the agent has sent the policy for software update deployment, it can call the COM automation objects in the client application to scan for and install software updates. For example, the agent calls a CCMUpdatesDeployment object to access and query the deployment for client software update settings.

For more information about developing applications using the software updates client COM automation classes, see About Configuration Manager SDK Requirements.

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Term Definition

CCMUpdatesDeployment COM Automation Class

Exposes the client software update settings for Configuration Manager.

ICCMTargetedUpdate Interface

Represents a software update that is targeted to a particular software updates collection.

ICCMUpdatesCollection Interface

Represents a software updates collection.

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