Use this procedure to add subscriptions to software updates catalogs that are listed in My software updates catalogs. To add partner software updates catalogs, see How to Add Partner Software Update Catalog Subscriptions.

To add software updates catalog subscriptions

  1. In the Updates Publisher 2011 console, click Catalogs. The Catalogs workspace is displayed in the navigation pane in the console.

  2. On the Home tab, click Add.

  3. In the Add Software Update Catalog dialog box, enter the information in the following boxes, and then OK. All entries are required with the exception of the Support URL box.

    • Catalog Path: Enter the path to where the .cab file is stored.

    • Publisher: Enter the organization or manufacturer that created the catalog.

    • Name: Enter the name that is used to refer to the catalog.

    • Description: Enter a description of the software updates that are in the catalog.

    • Support URL: Enter the location where support information for the catalog is available. You must use lowercase letters when specifying “http” or “https” in the Support URL box.

The catalog is now listed in My software updates catalogs. You can now import the software updates from the catalog into the Updates Publisher 2011 repository from where you can publish or export them.

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