The information in this topic applies only to System Center Updates Publisher 4.0.

System Center Updates Publisher 4.0 supports updates that have dependencies. When setting the publish flag for an update that has dependencies, Updates Publisher checks whether the dependencies are in the Updates Publisher database or in the SpecialWellKnownIDs.xml file. If all dependencies are found, the publish flag is set. If one or more dependencies are not found, a warning message displays indicating that not all of the dependencies for the update were found. After you close the message, the publish flag for the update is set.

You can add the update ID to the SpecialWellKnownIDs.xml file for a dependency that is not in the Updates Publisher database to prevent the warning message from displaying. Adding the update ID is useful when a dependency has already been published to the update server, but it is not in the Updates Publisher database. When Updates Publisher finds the update ID for a dependency in the SpecialWellKnownIDs.xml, it assumes that the dependency is available on the update server and sets the publish flag. Use the following procedure to modify the SpecialWellKnownIDs.xml file on the update server.

To modify the SpecialWellKnownIDs.xml file on the update server

  1. Open the SpecialWellKnownIDs.xml file in a text editor, such as Notepad. The file is located in the Updates Publisher installation folder.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the file and add the update ID for the dependency in the following format:


    For example, <ID>ee2a766c-84ca-4574-88ff-5bb62d4cf5b7</ID>

  3. Save the SpecialWellKnownIDs.xml file, close the Updates Publisher console if it is opened, and then open the Updates Publisher console.

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