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Administration and Reporting node

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Nov 20, 2017

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The Administration and Reporting node allows you to select third-party updates and schedule tasks that install these updates on your managed systems.


You can schedule tasks immediately or during your non-business hours to minimize bandwidth and impact to your business systems. If you have custom packages (or Java updates with complex installation scenarios) created for your environment that require a specific pre- and post-installation environment, you can automate these patches using built-in PackageBoot technology. 

When you complete a manual or scheduled task, you can generate a report to demonstrate patch compliance to your auditors and internal stakeholders. 

Below is a description of each child node in the Administration and Reporting node. 

Child Node Description
Software Publishing Contains a child node for each third-party update vendor you are synchronizing, which displays all of the updates for the selected vendor. It also contains a Rules node, which lists all of your software publishing rules.
Task History Displays a list of past Patch Manager tasks, along with details about whether the task completed or failed.
Scheduled Tasks Displays a list of scheduled Patch Manager tasks. Use this node to view, manage, or run previously-scheduled tasks.
Active Tasks Provides a real-time view of the progress of all active Patch Manager tasks.

Allows you to view, run, manage, and create pre-configured and custom reports. This node contains a child node that stores WSUS, configuration management, and task history reports. 

This node also contains a child node that stores the WSUS, Configuration Management, and Task History reports. 


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