Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SCCM: Copy product categories from WSUS to SUP

For a project where Patch Management was migrated from WSUS to SCCM (SUP with new WSUS) i needed to create a list of product categories and sync them with the categories in SCCM.

This script retrieves a list of selected product categories from an WSUS server and searches for the corresponding category on your Software Update Point. It then will enable the subscription for this specific category.

As a precaution you have to change the scanOnly variable to actually enable this/

Before all this, the script will first create a backup of your current selected categories and export it to a timestamped CSV file.


  • SCCM console installed
  • WSUS console installed 


Import-Module "$($ENV:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH)\..\ConfigurationManager.psd1" # Import the ConfigurationManager.psd1 module 
$SiteCode = Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSITE
Set-Location "$($SiteCode.Name):\"

$supCatBackupPath = "C:\SCCM_SUP_Subscribed_ProductCategories_$(Get-Date -Format 'yyyyMMdd_HHmmss').csv"
$onlyScan = $true #Change this to $False if you are sure to change the Software Update Point categories.

#get current selected SUP categories
$subscribedCats = Get-CMSoftwareUpdateCategory -Fast | ? { $_.IsSubscribed -And $_.CategoryTypeName -eq "ProductFamily" -Or $_.CategoryTypeName -eq "Product" }
#backup to CSV file
$subscribedCats | Export-CSV -Path $supCatBackupPath -Delimiter ";" 

$wsusserver = "myWSUSserver"
$wsusport = 8530

[reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration") | Out-Null
$wsus = [Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy]::getUpdateServer($wsusserver,$False,$wsusport)
$wsusSubscription = $wsus.GetSubscription()
$selectedProducts = $wsusSubscription.GetUpdateCategories() | Select Title

$selectedProducts.Title | % { 
    $supCat = Get-CMSoftwareUpdateCategory -Fast -Name "$_"
    if($supCat.IsSubscribed -eq $False) {
        Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red "Not subscribed"
        if($onlyScan -eq $False) {
            $supCat.IsSubscribed = $true
        } else {
            Write-Host "scan only, not changing..."
    } else {
        Write-Host "Already subscribed"

Thursday, January 18, 2018

SCCM - Download Software Updates with PowerShell

After you setup your new SCCM environment, it can be time consuming to download all Software Updates and place them in the right deployment package. This is an example of how you could automate that with PowerShell. It will download all software updates contained in the given Software Update Group and will save and download them to an already created deployment package.
$sugDeployment = "Deployment Group - 2017 - Microsoft Updates - Non-OS"
$dpkg = "Deployment Package - 2017 - Microsoft Updates - Non-OS"
$supLanguages = @("English","Dutch")
Get-CMSoftwareUpdateGroup -Name $sugDeployment | Save-CMSoftwareUpdate -DeploymentPackageName $dpkg -Verbose -SoftwareUpdateLanguage $supLanguages
Creating a deployment package with PowerShell is also possible, but remember you need to create the path on the filesystem yourself.