Element/Attribute Comparison Between Software Updates Schemas Available in SMS 2003 (ITCU) and WSUS

Schema elements available in ITCU but not WSUS

These elements, if used in a catalog, will make an ITCU catalog not forward-compatible to WSUS
	BaseApplicabilityRules : 
		FileExists/Digest
		RegBinary
		WUv4RegKeyValue
		WUv4RegKeySubstring
	UpdateExeinstallation :
		(entire schema)

Schema Value Differences:
	BaseTypes : RegistryValue
		ITCU :    minLength = 1   
		WSUS 3.0: minLength = 0

Schema elements available in WSUS 3.0 but not ITCU

These elements, if used in a catalog, will make a WSUS 3.0 catalog not backward-compatible to ITCU
	CommandLineInstallation : 
		CommandLineInstallerData/WindowsInstallerRepairPath
	MspInstallation : 
		MspInstallerData/MspFileName
	SoftwareDistributionPackage : 
		Properties/PublicationState
		UpdateClassification  / “Drivers” value

Schema Value Differences:
	SoftwareDistributionPackage : 
		UpdateSpecificData/SecurityBulletinID 
			WSUS 3.0: maxOccurs = 1   
			ITCU:     maxOccurs = unbounded
		UpdateSpecificData/KBArticleID 
			WSUS 3.0: maxOccurs = 1   
			ITCU:     maxOccurs = unbounded)

Schema elements available in WSUS 3.1 but not WSUS 3.0

These elements, if used in a catalog, will make a WSUS 3.1 catalog not backward-compatible to WSUS 3.0 (or ITCU)
	BaseApplicabilityRules : 
		GenericQuery
	SoftwareDistributionPackage : 
		Properties/UpdateType
		Properties/RestrictToClientServicingApi
		IsInstalled
		Prerequisites
		BundledPackages
	WindowsDriver:
		(entire schema)


Last edited Feb 11, 2009 at 8:00 PM by rhearn, version 1

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