Updating product software guide
You can deploy and install software updates on computers that require the updates.
The following sections provide information about the compliance states and describe the process for scanning for software updates compliance.
The compliance information is then sent to the management point that then sends the information to the site server.
For more information about compliance assessment, see the Software Updates Compliance Assessment section in this topic.
During the software updates synchronization process on the top-level site, the software updates configuration items are replicated to child sites by using database replication.
At the end of the process, the top-level site sends a synchronization request to the child site, and the child site starts the WSUS synchronization.
The top-level site (central administration site or stand-alone primary site) synchronizes with Microsoft Update on a schedule or when you manually start synchronization from the Configuration Manager console.
However, because of the changing nature of technology and the continual appearance of new security threats, effective software update management requires consistent and continual attention.