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Install software updates using the Update Management Wizard


This article describes how to install updates to your machines using the Update Management Wizard.


All Patch Manager versions


The Update Management Wizard installs updates identified by the Windows Update Agent (WUA) as needed or critical updates. You can install Approved updates only or all updates suggested by the Wizard. If you choose all needed updates regardless of approval, some WSUS configurations will only download the content of the updates for Approved Updates.

Below are the options you can choose in the Update Management Wizard. 

Be sure to read and understand each option before you install it on the system. 


  • All Patch Manager versions
  • All WSUS versions


  1. Log in to Patch Manager as an administrator. 
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Enterprise > Update Services > Your WSUS server > Computers and Groups and select a target group.
    To target one system, select Managed Computers and select the system. 
    To target a Patch Manager group, expand Microsoft Windows Network and select a group. 
  3. In the Actions Pane, click Update Management Wizard.
  4. In the update selection window, select the best option for your environment, and click Next. 
  5. In the Custom Dynamic Rule window, select any additional options (if needed), and click Next. 
  6. In the Options window, select any specific options required by the updates (such as reboot options, filter criteria, and exclusive update handling).
  7. Click Finish.


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