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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.

STATMSG: (SRVMSG_SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT_UPDATECONTENT_NO_METADATA).
STATMSG: (SRVMSG_SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT_UPDATECONTENT_FAIL).

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.