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Auto-Publishing Third Party Updates to WSUS

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Updated July 8th, 2016


Auto-publishing of third party updates allows you to automatically download and publish updates to the WSUS servers.

To auto-publish third party updates:

  1. In the left pane of the SolarWinds Patch Manager console, expand Administration and Reporting.

  2. Select Software Publishing.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Auto-Publishing of 3rd Party Updates to WSUS.

  4. Select the WSUS servers that you want to publish the third party updates.

  5. Select the products as necessary.

    Note: For safety reasons, license conditions, and efficiency, auto-publishing skips the following types of updates:

    • Updates without direct link to executable file

    • Updates marked as metadata only

    • Updates marked as expired

    • Updates created manually by user

    • Driver-based packages

  6. Click Next. The Scheduling and Notification window appears.

  7. In Auto-Publishing Schedule, select whether to disable or enable auto-publishing. When you enable auto-publishing, you can select whether to auto-publish after each synchronization with Patch Manager content server or schedule a task to run daily, weekly or monthly. To schedule a task:

    1. Select Schedule a task to run daily, weekly, monthly.

    2. Click Configure.

    3. In Scheduled Time, fill-in with start time and date.

    4. In Recurrence Pattern, select whether to run hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly.

    5. On Range of recurrence, select the occurrence of the update.

    6. Click OK.

  8. In Export Results, select whether to export results or not. To export results:

    1. Select Exports results of the task to one of the several formats

    2. Click Configure.

    3. In Export File Format, select the file format of the export file.

    4. In File Options, you have the option to change the filename and append date and time to the filename.

      Note: The file will be exported to the predefined export directory located in the application server's installation directory.

    5. In Export Records Filter, select whether to export all records, only successful operations, or only failed operations.

      Note: This option is only valid for configuration management tasks.

  9. In Email Notification, select whether to send an email notification on task progress or not. To send email notification:

    1. Select Send an email notification to

    2. Click Configure.

    3. In the Email Notifications Options window:

      1. Select whether to send an email alert that 3PUP content requiring manual intervention is available.

      2. Select whether to send a general email at the end of auto-publishing.

      3. Select whether to export tasks results as an attachment (for configuration management and report tasks only). You can choose to send an email only when results contain records.

        Note: To add an attachment in your email, select the Export Results option.

      4. Change the email subject as necessary.

      5. Add email recipients. Separate each recipient with a semicolon.

      6. Click OK.

  10. Click Next. The Task Summary window appears.

  11. Review the information in the Task Summary window.

  12. Click Finish.


    • If you need to update your auto-publishing settings, run the wizard again.
    • If you need to delete this configuration, go to Scheduled Tasks. For more information, see Managing Scheduled Tasks.
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