Third-party update category synchronization resets to default in Configuration Manager

Applies to: Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (current branch)


After choosing categories for synchronization in the Third-Party Software Update Catalogs Property Sheet, or during subscription to a partner catalog, the option to Synchronize all update categories is unexpectedly selected. This occurs once a week for built-in partner catalogs for third-party software updates. Custom third-party software update catalogs are not affected.

Note This update also prevents the issue described in the following article.
KB 4551013 Revised third-party updates fail to download in Configuration Manager

Update information for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager current branch, version 1910

How to obtain the hotfix

Microsoft Download Center

The following hotfix to resolve this problem is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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After you download the hotfix, see the following documentation for installation instructions:
Use the Update Registration Tool to import hotfixes to Configuration Manager


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, version 1910 installed.

Restart information

You don't have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. 

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.



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