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Optional Extension Packs

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Jan 03, 2018

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During the initial configuration, Patch Manager gives you the option to select and install the following options:

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Extension Pack
  • System Center Configuration Manager Extension Pack

The following table lists the features included with each Extension Pack. 

Extension Pack Features
WSUS Extension Pack
  • WSUS tasks in the Enterprise > Update Services node
  • Update Management and Update Management Wizard tasks
  • Inventory task
  • WSUS Reports in the Administration and Reporting > Reporting node 
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Enterprise > Configuration Manager Site Servers node
  • SCCM tasks and tabs in Computer Explorer 
  • Client management and health monitoring tasks
  • Configuration Manager agent configuration tasks

Although you can run both extension packs with a single Patch Manager license, they each provide unique features. Select the appropriate extension packs when you first configure your Patch Manager server, or perform the following steps to add these features.

  1. Open the Patch Manager console.
  2. In the Patch Manager menu, click Patch Manager System Configuration. 
  3. In the Patch Manager System Tasks pane, click Select Products and Features.
    SPM-Admin-Guide-Products-Features-Selection.png
  4. Select the extension pack(s) you want, and click Continue. 
  5. Click Refresh in the Actions pane to refresh your action options.
  6. Close the Patch Manager console.
  7. Restart the Patch Manager Console to refresh the Patch Manager menu options.
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