One extension Patch Manager offers is the ability to publish, manage, and deploy third party updates from the Patch Manager server. Create a third party updates view in the Patch Manager console to separate these types of updates from the Microsoft updates you would normally see in your WSUS console.
The procedure for this is different for the Patch Manager console in WSUS, ConfigMgr 2007, and ConfigMgr environments. See the applicable section for the correct procedure:
Complete the following procedure to create a third-party updates node under your WSUS server in the Patch Manager console.
To create a third party updates view in WSUS environments:
ConfigMgr 2007 uses search folders to save searches in the ConfigMgr console. Search folders make it easy to differentiate between third-party update vendors.
To create a search folder in ConfigMgr 2007 for third-party updates:
In the left pane of the ConfigMgr console, expand Site Database > Computer Management > Software Updates > Update Repository.
Right-click Search Folders, and then select New Search Folder. The system displays the Search Folder Criteria window.
In the Step 1 area, select Vendor.
In the Step 2 area, click the underlined value, and then select the vendor for which you want to create the search folder.
In the Step 3 area, select Search all folders under this feature.
In the Step 4 area, enter a name for the search folder. For example, enter the name of the vendor you selected in Step 2.