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Configuring the WSUS Inventory Task

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Configure the WSUS Inventory task to populate Patch Manager reports. The WSUS Inventory task pulls the Patch Manager report information from your WSUS servers using the WSUS API. SolarWinds recommends that you schedule the task to run daily, outside of normal operating hours. However, you also have the option to configure a one-time WSUS Inventory for evaluation or other purposes as-needed.

To schedule a WSUS Inventory task:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Enterprise > Update Services, and then select your WSUS server.
  2. In the Actions pane (right), click WSUS Inventory.
  3. Specify options on the WSUS Inventory Options window, or accept the defaults.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Set the Scheduled Time, Recurrence pattern, and Range of recurrence on the Schedule window. Notice the Run Once option under Range of recurrence.
  6. Click OK.
  7. If you want to run the task immediately:
    1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Administration and Reporting, and then select Scheduled Tasks.
    2. In the center pane, select the scheduled task.
    3. In the Actions pane (right), click Run Task Now.
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