It is very important that you select all of the summary details languages that will be needed in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.
When the active software update point on the central site is synchronized, the selected summary details languages determine what software update metadata is retrieved.
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Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Software updates in Configuration Manager 2007 consist of software update files and metadata.
attribute for each update is set to Yes, putting them in an expired state.
Before Configuration Manager client computers are able to scan for software update compliance and before software update deployments can be created at the site server, the updates must be put back into an active state by running software updates synchronization.
For more information about synchronizing software updates in Configuration Manager, see About Software Updates Synchronization.
The metadata for each software update defines what languages the update file is applicable to, and it provides the summary information for the software update in one or more languages.
The summary information includes the title and description for the software update and is configured from the Languages tab of the Software Update Point Component Properties dialog box on the active software update point highest in the Configuration Manager hierarchy, which is most often the central site.
A product family is the base operating system or application from which the individual products are derived.
An example of a product family is Microsoft Windows, of which Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is a member.