Updated July 8th, 2016
Use the Patch Manager Publishing Wizard to publish one or more packages to a WSUS server. When publishing packages, you have the option to publish any of the following:
Complete the following procedure to publish packages to a WSUS server to be deployed to applicable clients.
The wizard in this procedure provides the following additional options:
Verify WSUS version compatibility and required signing certificate is distributed
Checks the versions and certificates throughout the publishing environment to verify publishing will be successful. WSUS requires that all components in the publishing environment are running the same WSUS version and have the same publishing certificate installed. We recommend you use this option to verify these requirements prior to large publishing jobs to avoid wasted publishing time.
Re-sign existing selected packages
Re-signs the selected packages with the current publishing certificate. Use this option when republishing packages that were previously signed with an earlier publishing certificate.
Delete package if it exists (select this if binaries have changed)
Replaces the existing binary files for the selected packages with new ones. Most often, you will accomplish this goal by publishing an entirely new package, but this option allows you to reuse an existing package definition.
Re-download packages that have already been downloaded
Downloads the binary content for all packages, even if the content is already on the SolarWinds Patch Manager server. Use this option to ensure the content you publish to the WSUS server is exactly the same as the content available from the vendor's update publishing site.
To publish packages to a WSUS server:
Complete the Package Download Assistant wizard to publish packages for which vendors do not include direct download links. Common examples of such packages include the Adobe Flash Player and Sun Java Runtime Environment packages.
To complete the Package Download Assistant wizard:
Note: The wizard pre-populates the Select the downloaded package file dialog with the necessary filename, so you do not need to select or specify a file during this step, just the folder.