Manually download updates with SCCM

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Manually download updates with SCCM

If you ever have the need to Manually Download Updates with SCCM (like with a zero day exploit deployment) I will show you how to below. This helps even if updates haven’t been downloaded automatically by the Auto Deployment Rule.

Deploy SCCM updates manually


To kick off a manual download of updates with SCCM, follow these steps.

Open your SCCM console and go to Software Librarythen expand Software Updates and then click on All Software Updates.

Manual Updates Deployments SCCM


Let the list populate and select the updates that want to download, then right click and choose Download.

Manual Update Deployments SCCM


It will then prompt your to Select a Deployment Package. Click Browse.

Manual Updates Deployment SCCM


Select the Auto Deployment Rule that you use for your monthly patch deployments and then click on OK.

Manual Update Deployment SCCM


Once the deployment rule had been selected, click on Next.

SCCM Update Deployments


Now choose to Download software updates from the Internet.

SCCM Manual Updates Deployments


Choose the required update language then click Next.

SCCM Manual Deployment


Now you should be ready to download the updates you have selected. If ready to do so, click on Next.

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Your updates will start downloading. Note that this may take some time to complete the downloads.

SCCM Manual Updates Deployment


Hopefully all went well and your updates are now ready to be deployed.

SCCM Manual Update Deployment


This is a great way to download updates really quickly and make them available to deploy them to your desktops and servers.  Click the link to see another great post on  how to create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule.