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Create or replace a WSUS publishing certificate for third-party publishing

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Overview

After you install Patch Manager, create a publishing certificate on the WSUS server for third-party publishing. This article describes how to create and export the publishing certificate. 

Environment

  • All Patch Manager versions
  • All WSUS versions

Steps

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Admin Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Administration and Reporting and select Software Publishing.
  3. Click Server Publishing Setup Wizard in the Actions pane.
  4. Click the WSUS Server drop-down menu and select the upstream WSUS Server..
  5. Select Create self-signed certificate to create or replace the existing certificate.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the Patch Manager servers, upstream servers, and downstream WSUS servers that require the publishing certificate, and then click Next.
  8. Click Finish.

After you create the certificate, see Using Group Policy to Configure Managed Clients in the Patch Manager Admin Guide for details about importing the certificate to your Group Policy (GPO).

Key local stores that require the certificate on client servers and the SCCM server include Trusted Root Certification Authorities and Trusted Publishers stores.

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