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"Invalid Signature" error when attempting configuration management tasks on remote systems

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Overview

Patch Manager returns an Invalid namespace error with the message "Invalid Signature" when you attempt configuration management tasks on remote systems. This occurs anytime you attempt a task that requires Patch Manager to install the SolarWinds WMI Providers.

Environment

All versions of Patch Manager

Cause

This issue may be caused by an out-of-date root certificates stored in the client system. In this case, the client system is most often unpatched or misconfigured.

Resolution

Update the root certificates store on the affected system. Apply Microsoft KB931125 from the Updates category in WSUS.

Note:  The Microsoft article includes a list of supported operating systems and links to other articles describing how to install root certificates on disconnected systems using Group Policy.

 

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