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Configuring the WSUS Inventory Task

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on May 19, 2017

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The WSUS Inventory task populates the SolarWinds Patch Manager reports. The task pulls the SolarWinds Patch Manager report information from your WSUS servers using the WSUS API. SolarWinds recommends that you schedule the task to run each day outside of your normal operating hours. You can also configure a one-time WSUS Inventory for evaluation or other purposes.

Schedule the WSUS Inventory task

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console as an administrator. 
  2. In the Patch Manager menu, expand Enterprise > Update Services and select your WSUS server.
  3. In the Actions pane, click WSUS Inventory.
  4. Select the task options in the WSUS Inventory Options window, and then click Save. 
  5. Set the Scheduled Time, Recurrence pattern, and Range of recurrence in the Schedule window. 
  6. Click OK.

Run the WSUS Inventory task

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console as an administrator.
  2. In the Patch Manager menu, expand Administration and Reporting, and then select Scheduled Tasks.
  3. In the center pane, select the scheduled task.
  4. In the Actions pane (right), click Run Task Now.

 

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