SCCM2012: How to change the catalog application URL?

Next article in the series “SCCM: The basics“.

If you want to deploy the SCCM catalog application, you must set the website URL into the software center. Users will use this functionality to request software installations. The catalog address must be like the following syntax: “http://SCCMServer:80/CMApplicationcatalog”.

Open the SCCM console and go to:

  • Administration
  • Client Settings
  • Edit your default policy (or create a new one)
  • Select “Computer Agent
  • And “Set Website…


Set the catalog “friendly name” (a DNS record must exist and point to the SCCM site server role “Application Catalog Web Service Point”)


Ok now refresh the SCCM policy on client computers and open the software center. Verify that the clients can communicate with the Application by clicking here:




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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.