Created in the Expression Builder to determine whether a
software update is applicable to a specific client. For example,
the rule might define a specific file with a file version less than
a specific value. If the client has the file with a version less
than the specified value, the custom update is applicable.
Specifies the ID for the article that contains more information
about the custom update.
Baseline Security Analyzer
Provides additional information about a custom update and is
usually associated with Microsoft security software updates. Other
vendors may or may not provide the bulletin ID.
Contains the definitions for the custom updates. Used by the
Inventory Tool for Custom Updates to determine what files are
scanned for on clients.
certificate revocation list (CRL)
A digitally signed list issued by the Certification Authority
(CA) that contains a list of certificates issued by the CA that
have been revoked.
Specifies the classification type for a custom update. Possible
values are Critical Updates, Feature Packs, Updates, Security
Updates, Service Packs, Hotfixes, Tools, and Update
Specifies that a catalog satisfies the predefined schema
standard for the Inventory Tool for Custom Updates. The Custom
Updates Publishing Tool creates catalogs that are CST
Specifies the Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE)
identification number that provides security information about the
The server name and instance for the Custom Updates Publishing
The process in the Custom Updates Publishing Tool for exporting
specified custom updates to a cabinet file (CAB) that can be
imported into the publishing tool at another location.
Export for Test
The process in the Custom Update Publishing Tool for exporting
specified custom updates for testing without synchronizing the
catalog to an SMS 2003 site server database.
See applicability rules.
Created in Expression Builder to determine whether the custom
update is already installed on the client.
Users in an environment where they have very few rights on the
local computer, often excluded from the Administrators and Power
Users security groups.
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. The tool detects common
security misconfigurations and missing security updates on computer
systems, and ensures consistency with other Microsoft management
products, including Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update
Services, Systems Management Server, and Microsoft Operations
The package source folder for the Inventory Tool for Custom
Updates and the Scan Tool for Vulnerability Assessment. The default
package locations are \Program Files\Custom Update Scan
Tool\PkgSource and \Program Files\Microsoft Vulnerability
Created in Expression Builder as an initial check to verify
that the custom update is needed on the client.
The database used to store the custom software updates
A catalog that is encrypted with a public key and contains a
digital signature from the vendor, to ensure that it is from the
vendor and has not been altered.
software development package (SDP)
The XML format that is used to describe the individual custom
updates and required by the Inventory Tool for Custom Updates.
The process used by the Custom Updates Publishing Tool to
synchronize the custom updates flagged for publishing to the
SMS 2003 site server database.
A setting in the Custom Updates Publishing Tool that configures
an SMS 2003 site server and the package source (PkgSource)
location for the Inventory Tool for Custom Updates. Synchronization
is available after the synchronization role has been
systems management catalog (SMC)
The catalog format that contains one or more SDPs and acts as
the root node in a software updates catalog.
A catalog that is not encrypted with a public key or digitally
signed by the vendor.
Specifies the ID assigned to the custom update by the