3rd Party patch management - Part 3

Hi all,

on this post we'll start the configuration of the software. to do this we need open the Patch Manager console.

on the Product features selection, select system center configuration manager extension pack and click continue

on welcome solarwinds patch manager getting started guide, click cancel

on wmi providers deployment settings, select YES and click OK. Doing this will allow Patch Manager to interact with WSUS

On select the domains and workgroups that contain computer you wish to manage, Atuomatic Discovery, click OK

On select the domains and workgroups that contain computer you wish to manage, click Add and fill up the information about your domain. once done, click OK

On select the domains and workgroups that contain computer you wish to manage, click next

on Add configmgr site servers, put the FQDN of the server into server name, click resolve and then click add

on Add WSUS server you would like to manage, put the FQDN of the server into server name and the correct port, click resolve and then click add

on create a new patch manager management group or select an existing management group, click next

on managed resource enterprise configuration wizard click finish

now it is time to give permissions, on create or modify credential ring, add the username/password for the sccm user and click add and then next

on create or modify credentials rules, click finish

now, it is time to configure the 3rd party catalog, on welcome the third party updates pack configuration wizard, click next

on proxy settings, click next

on connect to the third party updates site click start connection

once the connection is done, click next

on select vendors and products, select all products you want and click next (in this example i selected all catalogs)

on synchronization schedule, configure it and click finish

now it is time to create the certificate for your wsus server, on configure, select the wsus server you added before and click next

on wsus servers and patch manager servers, select both the wsus and the patch manager server and click next

on summary, click Finish. Note that there is a failure on my lab when publishing to my sccm/wsus server, this is due the lack of rights on the sccm/wsus server. do not worry about this, you'll fix this issue on the next post :)

on wsus client certificate and gpo management, click ok

now, the console is open, note that the console is based on MMC.

select administration and reporting->software publishing, see that the syncrhonization is happening (or maybe have finished already)

note: this is the only time we'll use the console (you can close it now :)), however, if you have more than 1 sccm/wsus server, many people needing different access, you'll need to give the proper rights here...but this is outside of this series of posts...