Publishing Fails – SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT_UPDATECONTENT_NO_METADATA
In this knowledge base article, we will review an error you may receive when attempting to right-click a third-party software update and choosing Publish Third-Party Software Update Content.
In the SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT.log, you will see the following error lines in the log file.
Video Guide for SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT_UPDATECONTENT_NO_METADATA Error
Please review the step-by-step video guide below for information about why the SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT_UPDATECONTENT_NO_METADATA error occurs while publishing third-party software update content and the resolution.
To enable the Delete button in our publishing service, create a new DWORD registry value: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Patch My PC Publishing Service:EnableDeleteUpdates = 1
This scenario is also documented on the Microsoft Docs – Third-Party Software Updates Known Issues page.
- The third-party software update synchronization service can’t publish content to metadata-only updates that were added to WSUS by another application, tool, or script, such as SCUP. The Publish third-party software update content action fails on these updates. If you need to deploy third-party updates that this feature doesn’t yet support, use your existing process in full for deploying those updates.