The import list in System Center Updates Publisher contains information about software updates catalogs. Updates Publisher can be configured to automatically check for newer versions of the catalogs in the list. The catalogs that have been updated, since they were last imported, are displayed and can be imported from the Updates Publisher home page in the Catalog Updates pane. When using the Import Software Updates Catalog, the Bulk Catalog Import option is available when there is at least one catalog in the import list. All catalogs in the import list are automatically imported.

Use the following procedure to add a catalog to the import list.

To add a catalog to the import list

  1. Right-click any console tree node in the Updates Publisher console, and then click Settings to open the Settings dialog box.

  2. On the Import List tab, click Add to open the Add Catalog dialog box.

  3. Specify the following information:

    • Choose Path: Specifies the software updates catalog file local drive path, network path, or URL path. For example, c:\MyFolder\, \\MyServer\MyShare\, or http://MyServer/ This path is used to import the catalog file and must be accessible to the user that initiates the import process.

    • Publisher: Specifies the publisher for the software update catalog. This is an optional field.

    • Description: Specifies the description of the catalog. This is an optional field.

    • Support: Specifies a URL or an e-mail address to use when support for the catalog is needed. This is an optional field.

    • Require approval of unsigned catalogs from this location during import: Specifies that unsigned software updates catalogs require approval before they are imported. This is the default setting.

    • Always flag these updates for publishing: Specifies whether to automatically flag for publishing all software updates imported from the catalog. This setting is not enabled by default.

  4. Click OK to add the catalog to the import list.

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