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Inventory and Reporting

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Mar 21, 2017

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SolarWinds Patch Manager uses Inventory tasks to pull information from your WSUS servers and managed computers so you can view and report on that information from the SolarWinds Patch Manager console. Schedule Inventory tasks to run regularly to keep your report data current.

When you configure the inventory tasks for the first time, SolarWinds Patch Manager installs SolarWinds Client Components on the managed computers to initiate the connection between the application and each managed computer.

This section addresses the following inventory and reporting concepts:

See Patch Manager Report Viewer and Report Builder for information about generating reports in the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console. 

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