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Manually install the SolarWinds WMI providers on computers managed by Patch Manager

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Created by Interspire Import, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This article describes how to manually install the SolarWinds WMI providers on computers managed by Patch Manager. The SolarWinds WMI Providers for managed clients provide additional management and inventory tools that are not native to WSUS. Without them, you can only use Patch Manager to interface with WSUS, not directly with any managed clients. By default, Patch Manager does not deploy the WMI providers automatically unless you enable the Automatic all provision SolarWinds WMI Providers option under Management Groups > Settings. If you do that, Patch Manager will deploy the WMI Providers to managed computer as needed for specific configuration management tasks. For additional information, see What do the Patch Manager WMI Providers actually provide?

Environment

All Patch Manager versions

Steps

 

** Please make sure that WMI-in and WMI-out have been enabled on the workstation you are trying to install the WMI providers on. If either of these are blocked you will not be able to access the machine even with WMI providers installed. **

 

  1. Run the Computer Access Management task:
    1. In the Patch Manager console, locate and select the group to which the affected computer belongs.
    2. If you want to run the task for that group of computers, click Check and Manage Computer Connectivity in the Actions pane.
    3. If you want to run the task for a specific computer, select the computer in the center pane, and then click Check and Manage Computer Connectivity in the Actions pane.
    4. In the Computer Access Management window, select Install the WMI Providers if not already installed, and then select the applicable sub-options.
    5. Select all of the options outside of the SolarWinds WMI Providers Actions group except Enable DCOM if disabled.
    6. Click OK to run the task.
  2. If the Computer Access Management task cannot install the WMI Providers remotely, see Troubleshooting "Access Denied" Errors in Patch Manager.
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